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NTRootkit

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:NTRootkit
Technical name:HackTool/NTRootkit
Threat level:Low
Alias:Hacktool.WNT, Rootkit TROJ_ROOTKIT, WinNT.RootKit
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:  It hides hacker activity on affected computers.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 23, 2003
Detection updated on:Feb. 3, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

NTRootkit is not a virus as such, but a tool used by hackers to hide their activity on affected computers from users.

After gaining remote access to a computer, the hacker installs this tool on the affected machine.

NTRootkit only works on machines with the operating systems Windows NT, 2000 or XP installed, as a service must be loaded for this program to run. The effects of NTRootkit vary, as there are different versions of this tool that carry out different actions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

It is difficult to recognize NTRootkit, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has been installed on a computer.