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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||June 15, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||June 15, 2006|
Horst.AW is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
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.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
Horst.AW 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.