Backdoor virus

Backdoor virus in term of cybersecurity is an open door, hidden inside the virus, that allows an attacker to gain access to the victim device.

Backdoor virus
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When a computer is infected with malware, removing the malware is considered a top priority. A backdoor program is a program that can give access to your computer by a hacker using the internet.

These are considered security risks because once a hacker is on your computer he or she can use it for illegal activities. Stealing your personal details or credit card number, passwords to websites, and even use your system as a zombie for attacking other services.

When a hacker uses your computer to compute an illegal attack on a remote system it will leave evidence that you were part of the attack. Even if you had no idea of such an attack.

Trojan horse on your computer:

When you run a Trojan horse on your computer, it can open a backdoor on your computer. A lof of trojan is bind to legit software so that the end-user will download it and install it on the device.

Once the trojan is running, it may download more parts of the malware, including a rootkit tool to make it more stealth on the system. The trojan will also open a connection to the internet. This connection is the back door for that trojan. Allowing the attacker to control the trojan and your system.

A Backdoor virus:

A Backdoor virus is a software program that allows an attacker to gain unauthorized access to a computer and can remotely control a computer without the user’s knowledge. The backdoor changes the system, allowing attackers to use the system for malicious purposes unknown to the user, thus endangering the system’s integrity.

Backdoors use vulnerabilities in installed software to gain unauthorized remote access to your laptop or computer. Backdoor viruses are secretly installed with viruses programs. The backdoor virus can work secretly, making it hard to locate and disable without anti-virus technology.

How to remove the backdoor virus:

In general, a backdoor virus is a virus or apart from a virus. The right way to remove it is by using an antivirus tool. Scan your system and if it finds it tell the antivirus to delete it from the system.

In the case of a legit file that may contain trojan inside it. The best thing to do is to scan the download file before running it. It is true to any type of file you are downloading from the internet.

Manual deletion:

If you know what you are doing, you can delete the backdoor virus associated files. It may contain some running process, registry keys, and more.

You may need to start your operating system in safe mode after you know what are the files you need to delete. Navigate to the files on the hard disk and delete them. Make sure you deleted them from the recycle bin. We do not want the virus to remain there.

Again, you need to know what you are doing, as there might be system drivers, aka rootkits involve in the virus you are trying to remove from your system.

Backdoor, Virus, Spyware, or Malware:

Here is some vocabulary we use that can help a bit.

  • Backdoor: Can be used as a way for an attacker to enter your system. To control it and update the malware.
  • Virus: Type of malware that spread from one system to another. Today, due to the internet it may refer to as a worm.
  • Trojan: Part of a malware that binds, embed to another legit software of file. Try to be the gateway to the system.
  • Spyware: A malware design to spy after the user, what site the user use, gather bank account password, and other sensitive data.
  • Malware: A general name for all the types, include, virus, trojan, worm, spyware, rootkit, and more.

In this article we talk about backdoor virus, the part of the malware that enable access to your system by attackers.

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