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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Ranson.E

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Ranson.E
Technical name:Trj/Ranson.E
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 22, 2008
Detection updated on:Jan. 15, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

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

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: it displays pop-up windows; causes system slowdowns.

 

Ranson.E 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.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.