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Beastdoor.BQ

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Beastdoor.BQ
Technical name:Constructor/Beastdoor.BQ
Threat level:Low
Alias:Backdool.Win32.Beastdoor.205
Type:Security Risk
Subtype: Virus Constructor
Effects:  It allows to create new viruses, gain remote access to the computer and log keystrokes .
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 30, 2005
Detection updated on:March 30, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Beastdoor.BQ poses a security risk for the computer on which it is installed. This program, which is a legal and useful tool when used correctly, can be used maliciously by hackers. This tool has the following functions:

    Beastdoor.BQ is a security risk for the computer in which it is present. This program, which allows new examples of malware to be created simply and easily from a series of options defined by the user, can be used maliciously with the consequent risk of infection.

    Beastdoor.BQ poses a security risk for the computer in which it is installed. This tool allows users to gain remote access to a computer in order to carry out actions such as opening or deleting files, running programs, etc. Malicious use of this tool could compromise the information stored on the computer.

    Beastdoor.BQ poses a security risk for the computer on which it is installed. This tool captures keystrokes. Malicious use of this tool would allow hackers to access any type of information entered through the keyboard: passwords, text of edited documents, content of email messages sent out, etc.

 

Beastdoor.BQ 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.