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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

NetTrojan

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

It opens a communications port, leaving the computer vulnerable to remote attacks.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:July 1, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

NetTrojan is a backdoor that opens a communications port in the affected computer and leaves it vulnerable to remote attacks.

NetTrojan uses different plug-ins (small programs that add a certain function to other programs) in order to carry out its infection. The effects of NetTrojan vary depending on the plug-ins it uses.

NetTrojan is very difficult to remove from affected computers. For information on the only way to remove all trace of this Trojan from affected computers, click here.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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