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Risk Level 2: Low

April 25, 2000
February 13, 2007 11:55:06 AM
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

PWS.Hooker.Trojan is the detection for known variants in this family of Trojan horses. Trojans in this family attempt to steal passwords and IP addresses from compromised computers.

  • The W32.Bugbear@mm worm is one of several threats that drops PWS.Hooker.Trojan as part of its routine.
  • Virus definitions dated prior to June 27, 2002 may detect some variants of this threat as Backdoor.Trojan.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 1, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 1, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 24, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 1, 2000
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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