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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

ZLFake.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:ZLFake.A
Technical name:W32/ZLFake.A.drp
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Autoruns itself using the Windows scheduled tasks. It connects to an URL direction to notify that has infected the affected computer. Modifies several files to execute itself in a Vitual Machine.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 10, 2007
Detection updated on:Sept. 10, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

ZLFake.A is a virus that execute itself every hour of every day using the scheduled tasks of Windows.

ZLFake.A also connects to an URL every time is executed to notify that has infected the computer.

However, it 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 

    

ZLFake.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.