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Trojan.Nessess

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 10, 2013
Updated:
March 11, 2013 4:03:29 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Trojan.Nessess is a Trojan horse that opens a back door and steals information from the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 10, 2013 revision 006
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 10, 2013 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 10, 2013 revision 007
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 10, 2013 revision 007
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 13, 2013
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals potentially confidential information.

Distribution

  • 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: Yana Liu

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