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Autorooter is a Trojan that uses the DCOM-RPC exploit to take control of the affected computer, allowing a hacker to perform actions such as: reformatting the hard disk drive, modifying the hosted web pages, adding new users, etc.
The DCOM-RPC exploit only affects Windows XP/2000 Pro/NT computers, which can use the service RPC (Remote Procedure Call). Any computers using this service should be immediately protected by installing the patch supplied by Microsoft.
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Autorooter is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that may indicate that it has reached the computer.