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It is a program that can be used for creating new malware specimens.
|First detected on:||July 24, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||July 24, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
PsyRat.B is a security risk for the computer in which it is present. This program, which allows new examples of malware to be created simply and easily from a series of options defined by the user, can be used maliciously with the consequent risk of infection.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely.
PsyRat.B 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.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.