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It ends several processes belonging to security tools, and it connects to an IRC server, in order to receive remote control commands. It does not spread automatically by its own means.
|First detected on:||Dec. 4, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 4, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Ryknos.G is a backdoor that ends several processes belonging to certain firewalls and antivirus programs, and it also connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands to carry out on the affected computer.
Ryknos.G 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.
Ryknos.G is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.