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PPCore.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PPCore.A
Technical name:Bck/PPCore.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Backdoor.Ppcore.01
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It opens a communication port selected at random and allows a hacker to gain access to the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 21, 2003
Detection updated on:Feb. 8, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

PPcore is a backdoor type Trojan that opens a communication port selected at random. As a result, it allows a hacker to gain remote access to the resources of the affected computer and to the whole system.

PPcore does not use any specific mean to spread. In fact, it can use any of the usual means of transmission used by other viruses: floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail, FTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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