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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Perpo.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Perpo.A
Technical name:Trj/Perpo.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It displays pop-up messages when it runs, distracting users and affecting productivity. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:July 23, 2006
Detection updated on:July 23, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: .

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: it displays pop-up windows.

 

Perpo.A 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.