1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Backdoor.Sparta.C


Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 16, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:47:34 AM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Spartadoor.11 [AVP]
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:

Backdoor.Sparta.C is a backdoor Trojan horse that opens a port on the computer, allowing a hacker to remotely access the computer. The Trojan also sends a message to the hacker with IP address information. Furthermore, it attempts to kill the processes and delete the files of several personal firewall and antivirus products.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 17, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 17, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 23, 2002
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Writeup By: Neal Hindocha

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