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Hacktool.Rootkit!gen

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 16, 2010
Updated:
September 16, 2010 2:28:40 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Hacktool.Rootkit!gen is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the Hacktool.Rootkit family of threats.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 14, 2010 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 26, 2011 revision 038
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 14, 2010 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 27, 2011 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 22, 2010
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
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