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Surila.B

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Surila.B
Technical name:Bck/Surila.B
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32/Mydoom.R
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer, sends spam and prevents from accessing web pages belonging to certain antivirus companies.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Aug. 16, 2004
Detection updated on:Aug. 16, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Surila.B is a backdoor that affects Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers only. It allows remote access to the affected computer, in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality or impede the tasks performed.

Surila.B allows to send spam from the affected computer. Additionally, it prevents the user from accessing the websites belonging to several antivirus companies.

Surila.B is installed on the affected computer by the worm W32/Mydoom.R.worm.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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