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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Service9x

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Service9x
Technical name:Application/Service9x
Threat level:Medium
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It obtains information about the printer installed on the affected computer, such as model, printing statistics and characteristics, among others, and then sends the data to a certain website.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 13, 2006
Detection updated on:Jan. 29, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Service9x belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs. It is a modified version of the driver belonging to Lexmark 5250 printers that carries out the following actions:

  • It obtains information about the printer installed on the affected computer, such as model and printing statistics and characteristics.
  • The gathered information is stored in a text file, which is sent to a certain website.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Service9x is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.