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|Effects:||It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.|
|First detected on:||June 24, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||June 24, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies|
Skype.A is a backdoor that allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.
Skype.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.