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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lootseek.AG

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lootseek.AG
Technical name:Bck/Lootseek.AG
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands, such as download and run files, and it ends several processes belonging to security tools and Windows updates.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 17, 2006
Detection updated on:April 19, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lootseek.AG is a backdoor that connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands, such as download and run files, which can be of any nature, including malware. It also uses an anonimous proxy server in order to send massively new malware.

Additionally, it ends several processes belonging to security tools and Windows updates.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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