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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Agent.BRN

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Agent.BRN
Technical name:Bck/Agent.BRN
Threat level:Low
Type:Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer. It downloads files from several websites. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 30, 2006
Detection updated on:March 30, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Agent.BRN is a backdoor that allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.

 

Agent.BRN accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.

 

Agent.BRN 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.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.

 

Visible Symptoms

 

Agent.BRN is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It creates shortcuts in the Windows Desktop.