NetBus is a software program for remotely controlling a Microsoft Windows computer system over a network. It was created in 1998 and has been very controversial for its potential of being used as a backdoor.
NetBus was written in Delphi by Carl-Fredrik Neikter, a Swedish programmer in March 1998. It was in wide circulation before Back Orifice was released, in August 1998. The author claimed that the program was meant to be used for pranks, not for illegally breaking into computer systems. Translated from Swedish, the name means “NetPrank”.
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Backdoors are not always meant for authorized usage, isn’t it? Specially when thieves enter? A very similar situation arises every time the name NetBus trojan comes to our mind. To know more, read on.
Not many of us are aware that malware and spyware that we have to often download to safeguard our office computer systems may turn out to be threats worse than viruses for our computers. Yes, with trojans making the rounds, you definitely have a lot to worry about anytime you make a download.
Let’s start the NetBus Story from a historic angle. Remember, set in the wilderness of Troy, the trojan horse was the only great idea that could save the war for Ulysses and his men. Today, every moment seems to be a struggle with destiny, a fight against fate.
Take a close look at the virus scan results that you get every time you have to make a file download. Most of the results that are shown do not have any threats to your computer. In spite of such regulated check of files being downloaded, there are many incidences of trojans being installed in computers similar to yours.