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Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 22, 2013
August 22, 2013 11:43:35 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Backdoor.Vidgrab!gen1 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the Backdoor.Vidgrab families.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 22, 2013 revision 021
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 22, 2013 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 23, 2013 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 23, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 28, 2013
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the compromised computer.
  • Compromises Security Settings: Manipulates Eset, Kaspersky, and 360safe security products to avoid detection.


  • Distribution Level: Low
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