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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

SpreadBanker.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SpreadBanker.A
Technical name:W32/SpreadBanker.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It is programmed to steal passwords belonging to several banking entities and online games, ends processes belonging to several security tools and prevents users from accessing certain web pages. It spreads through P2P programs.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 10, 2007
Detection updated on:June 12, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

SpreadBanker.A is a worm that is programmed to steal passwords belonging to several banking entities and online games.

Additionally, SpreadBanker.A ends processes belonging to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, among others, and prevents users from accessing certain web pages, mostly belonging to antivirus companies.

SpreadBanker.A spreads through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.

Visible Symptoms 

    

SpreadBanker.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a file that, when run, displays a YouTube video. Menawhile, this file downloads another component of itself, which is the one that carries out the malicious actions in the computer.

The following is an image extracted from the video:

Image belonging to the video displayed