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Protoride.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Protoride.C
Technical name:W32/Protoride.C.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:  It connects to an IRC channel and waits for control commands to be carried out. It allows to run files, hide active processes, etc.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:March 25, 2004
Detection updated on:Aug. 26, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Protoride.C is a worm with backdoor characteristics that spreads across networks, by copying itself to the shared resources it gains access to.

Protoride.C connects to an IRC channel and waits for a hacker to send remote control commands. It can download and run files, hide active processes, uninstall itself, etc.

Protoride.C modifies an entry in the Windows Registry. This causes files with an EXE extension to not run, which prevents the user from accessing some applications.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

However, if some applications cannot be run, it may mean that Protoride.C is present on your computer.