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Galapoper.AY

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Galapoper.AY
Technical name:Trj/Galapoper.AY
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 4, 2005
Detection updated on:Oct. 4, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Galapoper.AY is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously; it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality.

 

Galapoper.AY 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.