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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Buzus.AH

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread

Effects 

Buzus.AH allows hackers to get into and carry out dangerous actions in affected computers, such as capturing screenshots, stealing personal data, etc.

 

It uses the following techniques to impede detection by antivirus companies:
  • It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:

  • Keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.
It then sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer:

  • It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.

 

Means of transmission 


Buzus.AH does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the 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.

Further Details  

Buzus.AH has the following additional characteristics:

  • It is 58880 bytes in size.