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Backdoor.Preft

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 27, 2014
Updated:
August 27, 2014 2:25:52 PM
Type:
Trojan
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.Preft is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Symantec Security Response is currently investigating this threat and will post more information as it becomes available.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 27, 2014 revision 007
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 10, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 27, 2014 revision 023
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 12, 2014 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 27, 2014
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Kevin Savage

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