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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lineage.EGA

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lineage.EGA
Technical name:Trj/Lineage.EGA
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 18, 2007
Detection updated on:June 19, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lineage.EGA 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; keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.

 

Lineage.EGA 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

 

Lineage.EGA is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It changes the homepage of Internet Explorer.