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Backdoor.ZXShell

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 23, 2012
Updated:
March 14, 2014 4:40:38 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Backdoor.ZXShell is a Trojan horse that may open a back door and steal information from the compromised computer.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 23, 2012
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 23, 2014 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 23, 2012
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 25, 2014 revision 033
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 29, 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.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Paul Mangan

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