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Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 3, 2014
January 14, 2015 4:31:24 PM
Infection Length:
71680 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Trojan.Poweliks is a Trojan horse that performs malicious activities on the compromised computer.

Trojan.Poweliks Removal Tool

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Trojan.Poweliks: A threat inside the system registry

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 4, 2014 revision 001
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 25, 2015 revision 034
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 4, 2014 revision 008
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 24, 2015 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 6, 2014
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door.


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Masaki Suenaga

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