1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Backdoor.Sokeven


Risk Level 1: Very Low

September 22, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:27:44 PM
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:

Backdoor.Sokeven is a backdoor Trojan horse that creates a SOCKS proxy on the infected computer when a user visits a malicious Web site using the Internet Explorer browser.

Note: Reports indicate the worm may be installed by Web sites exploiting the unpatched Microsoft Internet Explorer Drag And Drop File Installation Vulnerability.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 22, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 22, 2017 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 22, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 23, 2017 revision 007
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 22, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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