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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Agent.CDV

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Agent.CDV
Technical name:Trj/Agent.CDV
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It causes the slowdown of the system, preventing planned tasks from being carried out. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 16, 2006
Detection updated on:May 16, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: causes system slowdowns.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It injects itself in running processes.
  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Agent.CDV 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.