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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Baron.573

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Baron.573
Technical name:Baron.573
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Dec. 8, 2009
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:PARAGUAY

Brief Description 

    

Baron.573 is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

Baron.573 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.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.

 

Baron.573 uses the following infection strategies:

  • Encrypted: it encrypts its code in order to make it difficult to detect. In order to carry out its infection, the virus decrypts itself and, once infection has been carried out, it encrypts itself again.