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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lineage.HPR

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lineage.HPR
Technical name:W32/Lineage.HPR
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 26, 2008
Detection updated on:Feb. 26, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Lineage.HPR is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

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

  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
  • It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.

 

Lineage.HPR 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.