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Trojan.Rootserv

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 20, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:56:37 PM
Also Known As:
Hacktool.Rootkit
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Trojan.Rootserv is a Trojan horse that uses kernel mode root kit technology to hide processes, files and registry entries. It also ends and prevents from running various security-related processes.

Note:
  • This Trojan is dropped by W32.Beagle.FF@mm.
  • Definitions prior to 22nd June 2006 may detect this threat as Hacktool.Rootkit.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 20, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 2, 2012 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 20, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 3, 2012 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 21, 2006
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Mircea Ciubotariu

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