- October 8, 2003
- February 13, 2007 12:08:48 PM
Also Known As:
- Backdoor.G_Spot.20 [KAV], BackDoor-AAG [McAfee]
- Trojan Horse
Backdoor.Spigot.C is a Backdoor Trojan Horse that allows unauthorized access to an infected computer. By default, The Trojan listens on port 6667. The existence of the file gspotbot.exe is an indication of a possible infection.
Note: Virus definitions dated prior to October 9, 2003 may detect this as Backdoor.Trojan.
This Trojan may have arrived in a spammed email disguised as a screensaver. The email may have had the following characteristics:
Subject: Re 
>Please send me screensaver
Screensaver is in the attach.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version October 9, 2003
Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
Initial Daily Certified version October 9, 2003
Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
Initial Weekly Certified release date October 15, 2003
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Writeup By: Scott Gettis