Threat Description

Backdoor (Generic)

Details

Aliases: Backdoor (Generic), Backdoor.generic, Gen:variant.backdoor
Category: Malware
Type: Backdoor
Platform: W32

Summary



A remote administration utility that bypasses normal security mechanisms to secretly control a program, computer or network.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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Technical Details



This is a Generic Detection that identifies files with backdoor-like characteristics or behavior.

About Backdoors

A backdoor is a Remote Administration Utility (RAT) that bypasses normal security mechanisms to secretly control a program, computer or network, almost always for malicious reasons.

For more general information about backdoors, please see the Backdoor description.

About Generic Detections

Unlike signature or single-file detections, a Generic Detection does not identify a unique or individual malicious program. Instead, a Generic Detection looks for broadly applicable code or behavior characteristics that indicate a file as potentially malicious, so that a single Generic Detection can efficiently identify dozens, or even hundreds of malware.

For more information about Generic Detections, please see the Generic Detection description.






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