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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

BackStealth.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:BackStealth.A
Technical name:HackTool/BackStealth.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that can avoid certain firewall protection on the targeted computer.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:May 12, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

BackStealth.A is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legitimate and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.

BackStealth.A can avoid certain firewall protection. This feature can be used, for example, to download files from the Internet.

Once it is run, BackStealth.A goes memory resident in the same space as the firewall, so this software does not consider BackStelath.A as a different process. By doing so, BackStealth.A has free access to the Internet and can download files without the firewall noticing.

BackStealth.A does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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