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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||May 7, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||May 7, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Agent.FEX 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 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 changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
- Its code is encrypted and it is only decrypted when it is going to run. Because of this, its code is not legible through a memory dump.
Agent.FEX 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.
Agent.FEX is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.