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Apdoor.B

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Apdoor.B
Technical name:Bck/Apdoor.B
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  It allows a hacker to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to launch denial of service attacks to other computers.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 2, 2003
Detection updated on:Feb. 14, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Apdoor.B is a backdoor that allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer.

Apdoor.B connects to an IRC server and joins a predefined channel. Once it is connected, a hacker can remotely access the computer in order to launch denial of service (DoS) attacks against other computers.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Apdoor.B is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that may indicate that it has reached the computer.