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  3. PWS.Hooker.Trojan


Risk Level 2: Low

April 25, 2000
February 13, 2007 11:55:06 AM
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:

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 August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 1, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 1, 2000
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Writeup By: Yana Liu

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