Published May 20, 2009|Updated Nov 07, 2017

Backdoor:Win32/Qakbot.gen!A

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: TrojanSpy:Win32/Botinok (other) Trojan.Spy.Shoe.B (BitDefender) Win32/Qakbot!generic (CA) Trojan-Spy.Win32.Botinok.a (Kaspersky) W32/Pinkslipbot (McAfee) Mal/Qbot-B (Sophos) W32.Qakbot (Symantec) Backdoor.QBot.F (VirusBuster) Backdoor:Win32/Qbot.A (other)

Summary

Backdoor:Win32/Qakbot.gen!A is a generic detection for a trojan backdoor that connects to a remote server, allowing an attacker to access the infected system. By allowing remote access, this backdoor trojan can perform several actions including stealing information and logging user keystrokes. Some variants of this malware may attempt to spread to open shares across a network, including the default shares C$ and Admin$.

 

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