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


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.






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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