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Backdoor.Sparta.C

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 16, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:47:34 AM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Spartadoor.11 [AVP]
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Backdoor.Sparta.C is a backdoor Trojan horse that opens a port on the computer, allowing a hacker to remotely access the computer. The Trojan also sends a message to the hacker with IP address information. Furthermore, it attempts to kill the processes and delete the files of several personal firewall and antivirus products.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 17, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 17, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 23, 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: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha

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