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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Sinowal.VKF

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sinowal.VKF
Technical name:Trj/Sinowal.VKF
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It sends the information it has captured to a remote user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 21, 2008
Detection updated on:April 21, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: .

It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

Sinowal.VKF 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.