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Backdoor.Rustock.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 1, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:56:00 PM
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Backdoor.Rustock.A is a back door Trojan horse that allows a compromised computer to be used as a covert proxy. It uses rootkit techniques to hide any files and registry subkeys it creates.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 1, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 17, 2010 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 1, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 18, 2010 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 7, 2006
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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: Andrea Lelli

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