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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

CrackBox

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:CrackBox
Technical name:Bck/CrackBox
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It does not have damaging effects on the computer under attack. Its actions are aimed at leaving a web page out of service.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 7, 2002
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

CrackBox is a backdoor that does not have any destructive effects on the affected computer. Its main objective is to affect a large number of computers and get them to connect to a web page in order to saturate it or, in other words, launch a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Visible Symptoms 

    

CrackBox is easy to recognize. The web page that is the victim of the attack informs you when this backdoor has affected your computer:

VIRUS ALERT!

If you can see this, it means that you are running a program called CrackerBox.exe. This program which you must likely downloaded from the Internet, contains a Trojan Horse Virus which attacks our site. Please remove CrackerBox.exe from your system.

Be Advised that Cracker Box.exe puts itself in your startup folder so it will restart itself.

Another symptom that you have received this backdoor is a file called CRACKERBOX.EXE received through any means. When the file carrying the backdoor is run, it carries out its infection.