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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Feebs.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Feebs.A
Technical name:W32/Feebs.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It steals information from the affected computer, stops services belonging to several security tools and uses rootkit techniques in order to hide its files and Windows Registry entries. It spreads via email, through P2P programs and through network shared resources.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 12, 2006
Detection updated on:March 31, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Feebs.A is a worm that steals information from the affected computer: passwords, cryptographic keys, computer settings, etc. The gathered data are sent to an email address.

Additionally, it uses rootkit techniques in order to hide its files and Windows Registry entries, and stops services belonging to several security tools, thus leaving the computer vulnerable to attacks from other malware.

Feebs.A uses several different means of propagation:

  • Email, in a message that contains a ZIP attached file.
  • Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.
  • Network shared resources.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Feebs.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following window on screen when it is run, asking for an ID and password in order to distract users while it installs itself: