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System Infected: Trojan.Backdoor Activity 179

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects Infostealer activity on the infected machine that could result in the downloading and executing of files from the Internet on a compromised host.

Additional Information

Infostealers are malwares that steals information on the compromised computer and also downloads and executes files from the Internet.

Affected

  • Various Windows platforms

Response

The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
Update the virus definitions.
Restart the computer in Safe mode or Safe mode with Command Prompt.
Run a full system scan.
Delete any values added to the registry.
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