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Virus Encyclopedia

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Banker.LAG

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banker.LAG
Technical name:Trj/Banker.LAG
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trojan-Spy.Win32.Banker.nko,
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 25, 2008
Detection updated on:May 25, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

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

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.

 

Banker.LAG prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

 

Banker.LAG 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.

 

Visible Symptoms

 

Banker.LAG is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It changes the homepage of Internet Explorer.