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Bat.Gen

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bat.Gen
Technical name:Trj/Bat.Gen
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It is a generic detection for future variants of the Bat family.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:May 5, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bat.Gen is not an specific Trojan, but a generic detection for future variants of the Bat family. This group of Trojans has the following common characteristics:

  • They affect the computer when an affected file, usually a Trojan, is run in the computer.
  • Their main aim is to take control over the affected computer, allowing other users to control it, and to spread to other computers.
  • They do not spread automatically using their own means. They need the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bat.Gen is dificcult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.