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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.
It notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||April 6, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||April 6, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Gagar.C is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
causes system slowdowns.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
- On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).
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.
Gagar.C 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.