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Risk Level 1: Very Low

December 20, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:57:58 AM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Hornet.10 [KAV]
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Backdoor.Hornet is backdoor Trojan that allows a hacker to control the computer through IRC. It is written in the Delphi programming language.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 20, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 21, 2011 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 21, 2011 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 24, 2002
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Medium


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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