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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Gaobot.DLR

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Gaobot.DLR
Technical name:Bck/Gaobot.DLR
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to enter and attack the affected computer, and gain remote access to it.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:March 8, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    
Gaobot.DLR is a Trojan with backdoor characteristics.
Gaobot.DLR allows hackers to get into and attack the affected computer. Hackers can capture screenshots, steal personal data, etc.
Furthermore, due to its backdoor characteristics, Gaobot.DLR allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer. Therefore, hackers will be able to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks car-ried out on the computer.

 

Gaobot.DLR prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Gaobot.DLR redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Gaobot.DLR redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

Gaobot.DLR does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.