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Optix.Pro

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Optix.Pro
Technical name:Bck/Optix.Pro.13
Threat level:Medium
Alias:BackDoor-ACH
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:  It opens port 3410, installs and runs a Trojan, disables certain antivirus programs and ends processes belonging to firewalls.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 28, 2003
Detection updated on:July 25, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Optix.Pro is a dangerous backdoor type Trojan that opens the communications port 3410 and allows attackers to gain remote access to affected computers.

It also installs and runs another backdoor type Trojan (detected by Panda as Bck/Sub7.22) on the affected computer, disables certain antivirus programs and ends the processes belonging to certain firewalls.

For a list of the antivirus programs that Optix.Pro disables and the firewall processes it ends, click here.

Optix.Pro spreads through the usual means used by viruses: CD-ROMS, e-mail messages with infected attachments, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Optix.Pro is easy to identify, as it displays the following message on screen when it is run: