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|Effects: ||It opens a communication port selected at random and allows a hacker to gain access to the affected computer.|
|First detected on:||March 21, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 8, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
PPcore is a backdoor type Trojan that opens a communication port selected at random. As a result, it allows a hacker to gain remote access to the resources of the affected computer and to the whole system.
PPcore does not use any specific mean to spread. In fact, it can use any of the usual means of transmission used by other viruses: floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail, FTP, etc.
PPcore is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer