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Backdoor.Byerat

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
January 13, 2014
Updated:
February 14, 2014 3:05:37 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Backdoor.Byerat is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 13, 2014 revision 023
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 13, 2014 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 14, 2014 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 14, 2014 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 15, 2014
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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.

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: Alexey Kleymenov

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