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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

KurtAgent.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:KurtAgent.A
Technical name:Trj/KurtAgent.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It drops malware in the affected computer and obtains sensitive information such as passwords, and email accounts and addresses. It sends the gathered data to its author via email.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 6, 2006
Detection updated on:April 6, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

KurtAgent.A is a password stealer type Trojan that logs the keystrokes typed by the user in order to obtain sensitive information such as passwords. It also obtains other type of information: accessed URLs, email accounts, characteristics of the computer, etc.

In order to do so, KurtAgent.A drops the following malware in the affected computer, used to obtain the information mentioned above:
- Trj/Agent.AZD
- Hacktool/MailPassView.D
- Hacktool/NetPass.B
- Hacktool/PassView.E
- Hacktool/MSNPass.D

Then, it sends the data it has gathered to a certain email address.

KurtAgent.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

KurtAgent.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.