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Trojan.Mebroot!gen6

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 28, 2014
Updated:
March 13, 2014 11:12:48 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Trojan.Mebroot!gen6 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the Trojan.Mebroot family.

For more information, please see the following resource:
Trojan.Mebroot

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 28, 2014 revision 017
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 28, 2014 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 1, 2014 revision 008
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 1, 2014 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 5, 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: Moderate
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Installs modules that attempt to steal information.
  • Causes System Instability: Modifies the Master Boot Record (MBR).
  • Compromises Security Settings: Bypasses firewalls and other security software.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Paul Mangan

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