Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen is a generic detection for a backdoor Trojan that makes contact with an external server as a means of allowing criminals to access and potentially control your computer. As a heuristic detection, Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen can apply to different variants of backdoor Trojans, although SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found that recent attacks by Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen do bear some distinctive traits – such as using randomly-named EXE files, tampering with the Windows Registry and hiding in the Windows ‘ProgramData’ folder. Like most Trojans, Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen launches itself automatically and should be assumed to be open unless you’ve taken steps (such as booting into Safe Mode) to disable Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen, which is recommended before you use anti-malware software to delete Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen once and for all.
Why Even a Generic Threat by Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen in Something to Be Worried About
While individual instances of Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen infections may possess additional functions, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts note that all Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen infections are definitive sources of the following security risks for your PC:
- Unauthorized network traffic that bypasses your firewall and other network security programs.
- Contact with C&C servers that can allow criminals to access data about your PC or even control your PC’s actions through a (usually IRC-based) botnet system.
- Potential downloads of other PC threats that can be installed by Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen without any permission.
Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen launches without your permission due to typical Registry-based exploits. Competent anti-malware software should be able to remove Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen’s Registry components along with Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen’s actual files.
Why a Name Isn’t Everything About Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen
Recent Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen attacks (as of August 2012) use randomly-named executable files that are hidden in your default ProgramData folder. Examples of Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen’s random names that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have confirmed include:
Note that these names include varying lengths and seemingly use a full range of alphanumeric characters. They may also be concealed with Hidden/System flags or use mislabeled file types to appear as nonexecutable files, although such simple defenses should be unable to thwart dedicated anti-malware scans.
As far as this recent variant of Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen is concerned, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts have confirmed compatibility for older versions of Windows like Windows Vista and Windows XP. However, due to the emergence of new variants of Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen, chances are high that at least some versions of Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen Trojans may Windows 7.
Like any backdoor Trojan, Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen should be deleted ASAP to keep your PC’s control under the care of its actual users rather than criminals operating through Command & Control servers. Failure to delete Backdoor.Agent.RC2Gen in good haste can allow your PC’s resources to be exploited for illegal botnet attacks, let your personal information be compromised or be complicit in attacks that install other PC threats.
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Posted: August 15, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 6/10
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