W32.Doggie.BX


Aliases: Bloodhoud.W32.1
Variants: W32.NGVCK.4920

Classification: Malware
Category: Computer Virus

Status: Active and spreading
Spreading: low
Geographical info: Asia, some part in Europe
Removal: Easy
Platform: W32
Discovered: 16 Nov 2003
Damage: low

Characteristics: Also known as Bloodhouds 3W32.1 because it uses the Symantec’s Bloodhoud technolog; a technology created by Symantec to trace unknown viruses, the W32.Doggie.BX program will import different Windows functions in your .dll files.

More details about W32.Doggie.BX

This virus may affect Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Operating System platforms. The virus also creates a file named UnBlaster.exe in the % system % folder. The file is of course a copy of the virus. This Virus also installs windows link or hook to infect other files when executed. This virus also displays a message written in Asian language. Although this virus poses a low level of damage, it is still best to remove them as early as its detection to avoid further computer problems. This virus is transferred from one computer to another by file sharing, via USB flash drive, internet, Bluetooth, infrared or other file transfer devices and ways.

This program allegedly creates a backdoor in the infected computer to allow access for other users. Potential hackers may use this port to send commands to the program. The W32.Doggie.BX program also has Remote Access Tool (RAT) functionality. It drops a server program to the infected computer upon successful installation. This component uses the backdoor to connect to a client program installed in another computer. The client program may use a Graphic User Interface (GUI) to simulate the activities in the infected computer. It may be used by remote users to gather personally identifiable information from the computer.