Posted: January 31, 2013
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||January 31, 2013|
Backdoor.Sosork is a backdoor Trojan that opens a back door on the affected computer system. Backdoor.Sosork is usually downloaded by a malicious RTF document that exploits a vulnerability, such as the Microsoft Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability. Once executed, Backdoor.Sosork creates potentially malicious files on the infected computer. Backdoor.Sosork connects to a command-and-control (C&C) server. Backdoor.Sosork gathers the information including CPU, memory and computer name and transmits it to the C&C server. Backdoor.Sosork then enables remote attackers to carry out malicious actions on the targeted computer such as steal files, execute files and explore the file system.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Backdoor.Sosork may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.
Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.The following files were created in the system:
%Temp%\service.exeFile name: %Temp%\service.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%Temp%\service.dllFile name: %Temp%\service.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\service.lnkFile name: %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\service.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file