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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

AOK

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:AOK
Technical name:Bck/AOK
Threat level:Low
Alias:BackDoor-AOK, Backdoor.Peers.b
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It opens the communications port 8961 and allows a hacker to gain access to the affected computer.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 9, 2003
Detection updated on:Feb. 14, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

AOK is a backdoor type Trojan that goes memory resident Its main objective is to open the communications port 8961. By doing this, it allows a hacker to gain remote access to the resources of the affected computer and to the whole system.

AOK does not use any specific mean to spread. In fact, it can reach computers through the usual means used by viruses: floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail, FTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

AOK is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.