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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Kokodoor.10.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Kokodoor.10.A
Technical name:Bck/Kokodoor.10.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Backdoor.Kokodoor.10.A, MSNpws.Trojan Socoten
Type:Trojan
Effects:  Sends information from the affected compute to an e-mail address controlled by a hacker.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 22, 2002
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Kokodoor.10.A is a backdoor type Trojan. Its main objective is to send information from the affected computer to the virus writer. To do this, it uses following e-mail address: koko_mzn@hotmail.com.

When it is run, the Trojan runs the original MSN Messenger program, if it is installed, in order to hide its activity.

It is very easy to become infected by Kokodoor.10.A, as it can reach computers through any of the means normally used by viruses: CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with infected attachments, Internet downloads, FTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Users of the MSN Messenger can easily recognize Kokodoor.10.A, as it runs this program automatically.