Backdoor.WinShell.50 is a server program that allows unauthorized access to an infected computer. The Backdoor will listen on port 8719.
This piece of malware, along with Trojan.Stealther.B
, has recently been found on systems that the Microsoft DCOM RPC vulnerability
Symantec Security Response has developed a removal tool
to clean infections of Backdoor.Winshell.50 and Trojan.Stealther.B
Virus definitions dated August 6, 2003 may detect this as Backdoor.Winshell.
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