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It allows to carry out dangerous actions for the victims of attacks.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Nov. 30, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 30, 2007|
NTRootkit.AO is a hacking tool. These are programs designed to enable malicious users to cause or facilitate action detrimental to the target computer.
However, under certain circumstances (for example with network administrators), they could be used to check the security status, possible attack channels (in order to minimize risks), etc.
These tools, even though they are not by nature viruses, are considered as dangerous to victims of attacks.
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.
NTRootkit.AO 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.
- It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Downloader.RKN.