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Ptakks.02

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ptakks.02
Technical name:Bck/PtAkkS.02
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  Its main objective is to control the computer and allow other users to control it as well.

Affected platforms:

Windows ME/98/95

First detected on:May 16, 2002
Detection updated on:June 20, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:ANTICMOS

Brief Description 

    

Ptakks.02 is a backdoor type Trojan, which allows hackers to remotely access the affected computer in order to impede the user’s work and access confidential information.

The most important actions carried out by Ptakks.02 are the following: it opens and closes the CD-ROM tray, blocks the keyboard and deletes or modifies files.

This Trojan consists of two programs:

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

A indication that Ptakks.02 has infected a computer is that a false error message is displayed whenever the Trojan is run.

If the mouse buttons switch functions, the CD-ROM tray opens and closes by itself and the keyboard blocks, Ptakks.02 may have infected the computer.