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QAZ

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:QAZ
Technical name:W32/QAZ
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan/Notepad
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It allows remote access and control of other computers.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:June 3, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

QAZ is a Trojan that spreads through local networks and allows hackers to remotely access computers.

It activates whenever the users opens Windows Notepad. The effects of QAZ are considered dangerous, as it allows hackers to remotely access affected computers and insert and run programs in them.

Visible Symptoms 

    

It is difficult to detect the presence of QAZ in affected computers, as all the actions it carries out are designed to be performed without the affected user realizing.