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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Viking.F

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Viking.F
Technical name:W32/Viking.F
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It infects executable files with an EXE extension, attempts to download several files from a certain website, sends ICMP packets to several IP addresses, and attempts to stop a certain service if it is active. It spreads across networks, by copying itself to network shared resources.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:July 2, 2006
Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Viking.F is a virus that also has worm and Trojan characteristics. It infects executable files with an EXE extension.

Viking.F attempts to download several files from a certain website. Those files can be of any type, including malware.

It also attempts to end several processes, sends ICMP packets to several IP addresses, and attempts to stop a certain service if it is active on the affected computer.

Viking.F spreads across networks, by copying itself to network shared resources.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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