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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Dropper.QF

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dropper.QF
Technical name:Trj/Dropper.QF
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:   It allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. It has damaging effects on the affected computer.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Jan. 9, 2006
Detection updated on:Jan. 9, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
Dropper.QF is a virus that also has the characteristics of a Trojan. Dropper.QF reaches computers via e-mail, the Internet, floppy disks, etc, and it spreads by inserting its code in other files and programs. Its effects can range from simply annoying to destructive.
In addition, due to its Trojan characteristics, Dropper.QF allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. Hackers can get screenshots, personal data, etc.

 

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

Dropper.QF 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.

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

 

Dropper.QF 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.