Threat Description

Virkel.A

Details

Aliases: Virkel.A, Backdoor.Win32.Virkel.A, Trojan.Win32.VB.aem, W32/Virkel.A
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



Virkel is a backdoor with IM (Instant Messenger) spreading capabilities. It was first found on October 26th, 2005. The backdoor can provide a hacker with information about a system, work as a proxy, update itself, perform a Denial of Service (DoS) attack, open remote shell, download files. It also kills processes of anti-virus and security software and blocks access to many different sites that belong to anti-virus and security software vendors.



Removal



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Detection


Virkel.A backdoor is detected with the following F-Secure Anti-Virus updates:
Detection Type: PC
Database: 2005-10-26_05



Description Created: Alexey Podrezov; October 26th, 2005


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