Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It allows to get into the affected computer.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||March 6, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||April 21, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Lineage.ACO is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously; it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality.
Lineage.ACO 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.
- It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Downloader.IDP.