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Ptakks.XP.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ptakks.XP.C
Technical name:Bck/Ptakks.XP.C
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  Its aim is to control the computer and to allow other users to control it.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 26, 2002
Detection updated on:June 5, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Ptakks.XP.C 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.XP.C 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 

    

Clear indications that Ptakks.XP.C has infected a computer are: the mouse buttons switch functions, the CD-ROM tray opens and closes by itself and that the keyboard is blocked.