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Virus Encyclopedia

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Pipes

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Pipes
Technical name:Bck/Pipes
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It allows hackers to gain remote access to affected computers.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:
Detection updated on:Aug. 18, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Pipes is a backdoor type Trojan, which allows hackers to remotely access the affected computer.

Pipes consists of two modules:

  • The server program, which is installed on the affected computer.
  • The client program, which is installed on the hacker's computer.

Through these two programs, the attacker can gain remote access to the affected computer, without the user realizing.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Pipes is difficult to recognize, as it does not give any indication that it has infected a computer.