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Andromeda.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Andromeda.A
Technical name:Bck/Andromeda.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 2, 2003
Detection updated on:Dec. 2, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Andromeda.A is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions: screenlogging, stealing personal data, etc.

 

Andromeda.A 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.

 

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