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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Agent.FEV

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Agent.FEV
Technical name:Trj/Agent.FEV
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It sends the information it has captured to a remote user. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. 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:May 7, 2007
Detection updated on:May 7, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Agent.FEV 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: .

It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It injects itself in running processes.

 

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

  • Its code is encrypted and it is only decrypted when it is going to run. Because of this, its code is not legible through a memory dump.

 

Agent.FEV 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.

 

Visible Symptoms

 

Agent.FEV is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It displays false error messages when it is run.