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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Radoppan.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Radoppan.A
Technical name:W32/Radoppan.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Ppandora
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It infects executable files and drops the rootkit Krpan.D, in order to hide itself. It spreads across networks and via email.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 6, 2006
Detection updated on:Nov. 21, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Radoppan.A is a virus that also has worm characteristics. It infects the executable files it finds in the affected computer.

Additionally, it drops the rootkit Krpan.D in order to hide its processes, files and Windows Registry entries.

Radoppan.A uses the following means of transmission:

  • Across computer networks, by creating copies of itself in the network shared resources.
  • Via email, using its own SMTP engine.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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