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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lineage.AOH

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lineage.AOH
Technical name:Trj/Lineage.AOH
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth. It downloads files from several websites. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 2, 2006
Detection updated on:Aug. 2, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lineage.AOH 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: passwords saved by certain Windows services; email addresses.

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

Lineage.AOH prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

 

Lineage.AOH accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.

 

Lineage.AOH 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.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.