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BotMail.C

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:BotMail.C
Technical name:Bck/BotMail.C
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Backdoor.Win32.VBbot.c, BKDR_VBBOT.A, BackDoor.Bwbot, TROJ_VBBOT.C, Troj/Vbbot-B, Trojan.VBbot.B
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It opens a port, accepts remote commands and acts as a proxy server. It is usually dropped by worms, especially those belonging to the Sdbot family.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 4, 2005
Detection updated on:May 6, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

BotMail.C is a backdoor that opens a port in order to allow remote connections to the affected computer to be established. This connection can be used to carry out actions such as download and run files, update the backdoor and run system commands.

Additionally, BotMail.C acts as a proxy server.

BotMail.C does not spread by itself. It usually reaches the computer dropped by worms, such as those belonging to the Sdbot family.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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