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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Banker.LAO

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banker.LAO
Technical name:Trj/Banker.LAO
Threat level:Low
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 27, 2008
Detection updated on:May 27, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

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

 

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

  • It changes the homepage of Internet Explorer.