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NSNuker

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:NSNuker
Technical name:Nuker/NSNuker
Threat level:Low
Alias:Nuker.Win32.NsNuker.b, Hacktool.Flooder, Nuke-NSNuke
Type:Hacking Tool
Subtype: Nuker
Effects:  It sends large amounts data to the affected computers in order to block them.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Feb. 6, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

NSNuker is a Trojan that blocks the affected computer. In order to do this, it exploits a Microsoft Netbios protocol bug.

NSNuker can reach the computers through any of the usual means used by viruses: CD-ROMs, floppy disks, e-mail, Internet downloads, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

If the computer blocks for no apparent reason, NSNuker may have infected the computer.

This Trojan is run in Windows Console mode in the following way: