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Backdoor.Necurs

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 7, 2012
Updated:
January 25, 2013 9:13:25 AM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Backdoor.Necurs is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer. The Trojan may also disable antivirus products as well as download and install additional malware.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 7, 2012 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 30, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 7, 2012 revision 020
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 30, 2014 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 12, 2012
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door and downloads more malware onto the compromised computer.
  • Compromises Security Settings: Disable antivirus programs.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Alan Neville

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