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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Gaobot.MVR

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Gaobot.MVR
Technical name:W32/Gaobot.MVR.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:Backdoor.Win32.Agobot.agw
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 12, 2006
Detection updated on:April 12, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Gaobot.MVR is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

Gaobot.MVR prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Gaobot.MVR redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Gaobot.MVR redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

Gaobot.MVR 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.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.