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Trojan.Grups

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 10, 2009
Updated:
September 10, 2009 3:37:56 PM
Also Known As:
W32/GrupBot [McAfee], TROJ_AGENT.BWBF [Trend]
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
29,184 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Trojan.Grups is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer and uses Google Groups to send and receive command and control messages.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 10, 2009 revision 025
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 16, 2009 revision 007
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 10, 2009 revision 024
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 10, 2009 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 16, 2009
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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: Low
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Gavin O'Gorman

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