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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Agent.BDC

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Agent.BDC
Technical name:Trj/Agent.BDC
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:   It allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. It has damaging effects on the affected computer. It infects Office's templates and documents.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 21, 2006
Detection updated on:July 7, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
Agent.BDC is a virus that also has the characteristics of a Trojan. Agent.BDC 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, Agent.BDC allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. Hackers can get screenshots, personal data, etc.

 

Agent.BDC uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.