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Backdoor.Sparta

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 22, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:51:57 AM
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Backdoor.Sparta is a Trojan horse that allows unauthorized access to the infected computer. This Trojan also attempts to remove several major brands of firewall and antivirus protection, including Norton AntiVirus.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 24, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 24, 2002 revision 036
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 26, 2002
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Writeup By: Maryl Magee

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