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Threat LevelLow threat
DistributionNot widespread
Common name:Agent.BTZ
Technical name:Trj/Agent.BTZ
Threat level:Low
Effects: It allows to get into the affected computer. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 8, 2006
Detection updated on:April 8, 2006
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description

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

Agent.BTZ uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.