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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Fribet.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Fribet.A
Technical name:Trj/Fribet.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It reaches the computer passing itself off as a video of the controversy caused between the Chinese Olympic Games and the Tibet. It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, which would allow it to obtain confidential information about the user. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 16, 2008
Detection updated on:April 16, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Fribet.A is a Trojan which has rootkit characteristics in order to make its detection more difficult. The rootkit is used to hide the processes, files and registry entries of the Trojan.

Additionally, it logs the keystrokes typed by the user. This way, it could obtain confidential information about the user, such as passwords, access keys, or other type of information.

Then, it sends the gathered information to its author.

Fribet.A does not spread automatically by its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Fribet.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer passing itself off as a Flash Player video. When it is run, a video is displayed related to the controversy about the Chinese Olympic Games and the Tibet.

The following are some of the images belonging to the video:



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