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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Banker.KWA

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banker.KWA
Technical name:Trj/Banker.KWA
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It obtains confidential information from the affected computer, such as access passwords to several services, digital certificates or information about the system. Then it sends the gathered data to its author. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 4, 2008
Detection updated on:April 11, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Banker.KWA is a Trojan that obtains confidential information from the affected computer.

The information it obtains is the following:

  • access passwords to different services such as email services.
  • digital certificates (files with a CRT extension).
  • information about the system, such as computer name and IP address, among others.

Then, it sends the gathered information to its author.

Banker.KWA reaches the computer in a file with the icon of a PDF document. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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