Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
The main objective of Brontok.GS is to spread and affect other computers.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
Propagation via mapped drives:
Brontok.GS checks if the infected computer is connected to a network.
If so, it makes an inventory of all mapped drives and creates a copy of itself in each of them.
Propagation through shared network resources:
Brontok.GS checks if the infected computer is connected to a network. If so, it tries to spread to the shared network drives.
To do this, it tries to gain access to these shared drives, using typical or easily guessed passwords.
Brontok.GS has the following additional characteristics: