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Backdoor.GWGhost

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 7, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:53:35 AM
Also Known As:
Trojan.Spy.GWGhost [AVP]
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Backdoor.GWGhost is the server portion of a backdoor Trojan. It allows unauthorized access to the infected computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 8, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 8, 2002 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 11, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 9, 2002
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Maryl Magee

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