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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Virus 101

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Virus 101
Technical name:Virus 101
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to enter and attack the affected computer, and gain remote access to it.
Affected platforms:

Windows ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:
Detection updated on:May 11, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Brief Description 

    
Virus 101 is a Trojan with backdoor characteristics.
Virus 101 allows hackers to get into and attack the affected computer. Hackers can capture screenshots, steal personal data, etc.
Furthermore, due to its backdoor characteristics, Virus 101 allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer. Therefore, hackers will be able to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks car-ried out on the computer.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.

 

Virus 101 uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.