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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Semail.B

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Semail.B
Technical name:W32/Semail.B
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 18, 2007
Detection updated on:Jan. 18, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Semail.B is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: .

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: it displays pop-up windows.
  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

Semail.B 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.