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Kleste.A.drp

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Kleste.A.drp
Technical name:W32/Kleste.A.drp
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main aim is to infect the PE files (Portable Executable) it finds in the infected computer. It uses a rootkit in order to make its detection more difficullt and downloads a Trojan downloader, which downloads more malware.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 1, 2008
Detection updated on:May 6, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Kleste.A.drp is a virus whose main aim is to spread and infect as many computers as possible.

In order to do so, it infects PE files (Portable Executable), which can be executed in different 32-bit operating systems (Windows XP/2000/NT/Me/98/95). The virus is activated every time an infected file is run.

Additionaly, it downloads the following malware:

  • a Trojan downloader, which downloads more malware.
  • a rootkit which hides the processes belonging to Kleste.A.drp in order to make its detection more difficult.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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