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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

NetCat.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:NetCat.A
Technical name:HackTool/NetCat.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:RiskWare.RemoteAdmin.NetCat,
Type:
Subtype: Worm
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 15, 2003
Detection updated on:April 6, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

 

NetCat.A uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Random.C, Trj/Femar.A.