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Trojan.Gpcoder

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 22, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:39:13 PM
Also Known As:
Virus.Win32.Gpcode.b [Kaspersk, PGPcoder [McAfee], TROJ_PGPCODER.A [Trend Micro], Trojan.Pgpcoder
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Trojan.Gpcoder is a Trojan horse which searches for files with various extensions and encodes them. The original files are then deleted and the newly encoded ones become unreadable.

Note: Definitions prior to May 28, 2005 may detect this threat as Trojan.Pgpcoder.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 23, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 14, 2013 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 23, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 14, 2013 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 24, 2005
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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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Jeong Mun

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