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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lineage.INL

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lineage.INL
Technical name:Trj/Lineage.INL
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services. 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:May 21, 2008
Detection updated on:May 21, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lineage.INL 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: passwords saved by certain Windows services.

 

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

  • It injects itself in running processes.
  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Lineage.INL 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.