Win32.Katien

Backdoor Trojan Win32.Katien was first detected in January of 2004.  The Trojan aspect of the program is a Windows PE EXE file and it is about 50 KB in length.  It is written in Microsoft Visual C++.  It is compressed with UPX.  The backdoor component of the program will kick in and will register itself in the system registries auto-run section: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.  Win32.Katien will attempt to connect to an IRC server in order to await instructions from its author.  This spyware affects all Windows operating systems.

AKA:
Backdoor.Win32.Katien.a,
Backdoor.Katien.a,
DDoS-Kaiten,
IRC Trojan,
DDoS.Kaiten.53507,
Troj/Kaiten,
DDoS:Win32/Kaiten,
TROJ_KATIEN.A,
TR/Katien,
Win32:Kaiten,
BackDoor.Katien.A,
Trojan.Katien.A,
Trj/W32.Katien,
Win32/Katien

Related Files:
systemroot+\system32\iexplore.exe

Recommended Action:
Remove at once.

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