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Risk Level 2: Low

February 13, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:47:40 AM
Also Known As:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Backdoor.NetDevil allows a hacker to remotely control an infected computer.

Possible system changes
If the Trojan ran and a hacker executed files on the computer, it may be difficult to determine exactly what was done, even after you remove the Trojan. If you are familiar with your operating system and how to use system repair or system checking tools, we suggest that you fully check the system for any of these modifications and undo them. Otherwise, consider reinstalling Windows.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 13, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 16, 2015 revision 002
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 13, 2002 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 17, 2015 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 13, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate


  • Damage Level: High


  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Andre Post

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