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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Flooder

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Flooder
Technical name:Flooder Program
Threat level:Low
Type:Hacking Tool
Subtype: Flooder
Effects:  

Its main aim is to take control over the affected computer and allow other users to control it.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 27, 2002
Detection updated on:May 6, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Flooder Program is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legitimate and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.

Flooder Program carries out DoS attacks, in other words, it constantly tries to access certain computers (generally servers) in order to block them.

In addition, Flooder Program will affect the computer when the file containing the Hacking Tool is run. This file, which has a variable name, affects computers in many different ways without the user realizing and can even be included in other viruses or worms.

Flooder Program use the communication ports that are not protected in the computer in order to attack them remotely. The actions carried out by Flooder Program are generally more dangerous on the systems it attacks remotely than on the affected system itself.

Flooder Program does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used by users with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Flooder Program is very difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.