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Mapsy

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mapsy
Technical name:Bck/Irc.Mapsy
Threat level:Low
Alias:Backdoor.Peers.A
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It opens the communication port 6754 and allows a hacker to gain access to the affected computer.
Affected platforms:

Windows ME/98/95

First detected on:Oct. 22, 2002
Detection updated on:March 17, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mapsy is a backdoor type Trojan that opens the communication port 6754. As a result, it allows a hacker to gain remote access to the resources of the affected computer and to the system in general.

Mapsy does not use any specific mean to spread. It can use any of the means normally used by other viruses: floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail, FTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mapsy is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.