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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Namin.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Namin.A
Technical name:Trj/Namin.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It uses the infected computer to take malicious actions on other users. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 14, 2006
Detection updated on:March 14, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Namin.A is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: it converts the computer into a platform for taking malicious action surreptitiously: spam sending, launch of Denial of Service attacks, malware distribution, etc.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.

 

Namin.A 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.