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It opens a port and installs itself as a proxy server, allowing files to be remotely download and run on the affected computer. It does not spread automatically by its own means.
|First detected on:||March 18, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||March 3, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Satelit.A is a backdoor that opens a port and installs itself as a proxy server, allowing files to be remotely download and run on the affected computer. This type of servers are normally used to download adware.
Satelit.A 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.
Satelit.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.