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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Agent.BYA

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Agent.BYA
Technical name:Trj/Agent.BYA
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 21, 2006
Detection updated on:April 21, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

 

Agent.BYA 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.

 

Visible Symptoms

 

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

  • It displays false error messages when it is run.