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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Spammer.ADZ

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spammer.ADZ
Technical name:Trj/Spammer.ADZ
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. 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:Sept. 8, 2007
Detection updated on:Sept. 8, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Spammer.ADZ is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
  • On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).

 

Spammer.ADZ 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.