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|Effects: ||It opens the communications port 8961 and allows a hacker to gain access to the affected computer.|
|First detected on:||Feb. 9, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 14, 2005|
AOK is a backdoor type Trojan that goes memory resident Its main objective is to open the communications port 8961. By doing this, it allows a hacker to gain remote access to the resources of the affected computer and to the whole system.
AOK does not use any specific mean to spread. In fact, it can reach computers through the usual means used by viruses: floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail, FTP, etc.
AOK is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.