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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

QQPass.AAH

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:QQPass.AAH
Technical name:Trj/QQPass.AAH
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services. 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:April 28, 2007
Detection updated on:April 28, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

QQPass.AAH 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.

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: it converts the computer into a platform for taking malicious action surreptitiously: spam sending, launch of Denial of Service attacks, malware distribution, etc.
  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

QQPass.AAH 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.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.