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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Kbface.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Kbface.A
Technical name:W32/Koobface.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:KoobFace,facebook, Kbface.A,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It makes a Botnet using the social networks Facebook and MySpace to spread and so the author can order malicious actions to the zombies.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 1, 2008
Detection updated on:Nov. 11, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Kbface.A is a worm that makes a botnet to make malicious actions sent by the author to the zombies.

Kbface.A uses the following social networks to spread:

  • Facebook.
  • MySpace.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Kbface.A is easy to recognize, as when it is run, it displays the following message: