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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Alor

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Alor
Technical name:Bck/Alor
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It allows a hacker access confidential information stored on the computer, open and close the CD-ROM or DVD tray and enable or disable the key combination CTRL + ALT + DEL.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 23, 2003
Detection updated on:Feb. 14, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Alor is a backdoor type Trojan that allows an attacker to gain remote access to the affected computer.

A hacker who managed to gain remote access to the victim computer would be able to:

  • Access confidential information stored on the computer.
  • Open and close the CD-ROM or DVD tray.
  • Enable or disable Windows Task Manager or restart the computer using the key combination CTRL + ALT + DEL.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Alor is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has reached a computer. An indication that Alor may have reached a computer is the CD-ROM or DVD tray opening and closing for no apparent reason.