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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It uses the infected computer to take malicious actions on other users.
It opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer.
It downloads files from several websites.
, via IRC.
|First detected on:||May 15, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||June 20, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Merhaba.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.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
it converts the computer into a platform for taking malicious action surreptitiously: spam sending, launch of Denial of Service attacks, malware distribution, etc.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality.
Merhaba.A accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
Merhaba.A 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.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.