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Peers

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Peers
Technical name:Bck/Peers
Threat level:Low
Alias:Backdoor.Peers.A
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It opens the communication port 8961, allowing hackers to access the affected computer.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 7, 2003
Detection updated on:March 7, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Peers is a backdoor type Trojan that opens port 8961, allowing an attacker to gain remote access to the affected computer.

Peers does not use any specific means to spread. It can reach computers through the usual means used by viruses: floppy disks, CD-ROMS, e-mail messages, Internet downloads, FTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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