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Agiplan

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Technical name:Agiplan
Threat level:Low
Alias:Month 4-6
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy.It causes the loss of information stored on the computer, either specific files or data in general.It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Jan. 1, 1989
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:GERMANY

Brief Description 

    

Agiplan is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

Agiplan prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Agiplan redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Agiplan redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

Agiplan does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

 

Agiplan uses the following infection strategies:

  • Resident: once it has been run, the virus goes memory resident and stops functions belonging to the operating system. Therefore, every time the operating system or an application tries to access any of these functions, the virus will activate and infect new files.