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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Picfun.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Picfun.A
Technical name:W32/Picfun.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It infects PE (Portable Executable) files with an EXE extension and downloads other malware, which then registers as BHO (Browser Helper Object). It reaches other computers when the infected files are distributed.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 21, 2006
Detection updated on:June 28, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Picfun.A is a virus that infects PE (Portable Executable) files with an EXE extension by using the prepending method. Additionally, it downloads other malware, which then registers as BHO (Browser Helper Object).

Picfun.A infects files, and reaches other computers when the infected files are distributed, which can enter computers through any of the typical means of tranmission, which include, among others, floppy disks, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer file sharing programs (P2P), etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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