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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Tervserv.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Tervserv.A
Technical name:Bck/Tervserv.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It connect to a website, in order to receive remote control commands, such as download and run files. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 31, 2006
Detection updated on:Aug. 2, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Tervserv.A is a backdoor that connects to a certain website in order to receive control commands, such as download and run files, which allow the affected computer to be remotely administrated.

Tervserv.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.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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