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Backdoor

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Backdoor
Technical name:Backdoor-Program
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It opens a communication channel in order to allow a hacker to access the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 2, 2003
Detection updated on:Sept. 3, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Backdoor is not a specific backdoor type Trojan, but a generic detection that covers several Trojans of this type, whose  aim is: to open a communication channel in the computer in order to allow a hacker to access the system.

Visible Symptoms 

    

As it is not a specific virus, Backdoor does not have any specific symptoms that allow it to be identified.