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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lineage.BSL

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lineage.BSL
Technical name:Trj/Lineage.BSL
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan-PSW.Win32.Nilage.alb
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 10, 2006
Detection updated on:Dec. 10, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lineage.BSL is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:

  • It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.
  • It terminates its own execution if it detects that a debugging program is active.

 

Lineage.BSL 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.