Threat Description

Backdoor: W32/Ghost.gen!A


Category: Malware
Type: Backdoor
Platform: W32
Aliases: Backdoor:W32/Ghost.gen!A, Trojan.Win32.Dialer, Troj/Bckdr-QMR (Sophos) , Infostealer.Gampass (Symantec), Backdoor:WinNT/Farfli (Microsoft)


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


Automatic action

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Technical Details

Backdoor:W32/Ghost.gen!A is the Generic Detection for the Ghost backdoor program.Ghost originates from China.


The Server component of this program has the following settings:

  • Port
  • Max connections
  • DNS/IP
  • Connect through Socks5
  • Use Proxy
  • Username/Password support
  • Service name/Descriptor name that appears in victim's machine

When using Ghost, a remote attacker can execute the following actions on an infected machine:

  • Perform various file operations
  • Perform screen captures
  • Perform keylogging
  • Execute a Remote Shell
  • Process Manager
  • Uninstall the backdoor from the machine
  • Webcam view
  • Perform Audio captures
  • Download/execute files
  • Update the server
  • Open URLs


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