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Rahack.B

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Rahack.B
Technical name:W32/Rahack.B.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It infects HTML files. It spreads by attacking remote computers in which the remote administration program Radmin is installed.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 4, 2005
Detection updated on:Feb. 18, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Rahack.B is a virus with worm characteristics that infects all the HTML files that it finds in the computer.

Rahack.B spreads across the Internet, scanning the port 4899 on remote systems. Its aim is to search for computers in which the remote administration program Radmin is installed. If this program is protected using a weak password, Rahack.B affects the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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