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Backdoor.NetDevil

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 13, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:47:40 AM
Also Known As:
Win32.Netdevil
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Backdoor.NetDevil allows a hacker to remotely control an infected computer.



Possible system changes
If the Trojan ran and a hacker executed files on the computer, it may be difficult to determine exactly what was done, even after you remove the Trojan. If you are familiar with your operating system and how to use system repair or system checking tools, we suggest that you fully check the system for any of these modifications and undo them. Otherwise, consider reinstalling Windows.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 13, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 13, 2002 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 28, 2013 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 13, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: High

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Andre Post

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