Hacktool.UdpFlood

Hacktool.UdpFlood

Updated:
13 February 2007
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Hacktool.UdpFlood is a program that is used to launch Denial of Service (DoS) attacks against other computers and networks

Symptoms


A file is detected as Hacktool.UdpFlood.

Behavior


This program is usually installed manually.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 22 February 2019 revision 033
  • Initial Daily Certified version 16 February 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version 23 February 2019 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 17 February 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Hacktool.UdpFlood is a program that is used to send large numbers of UDP packets to a given destination. This can overwhelm the recipient computer or recipient network.

The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Hacktool.UdpFlood.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Updating the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.

2. Scanning for and deleting the files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Hacktool.UdpFlood, click Delete.


    Note: If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, write down the path and file name. Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.