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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

P2PShared.P

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:P2PShared.P
Technical name:W32/P2PShared.P.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It steals passwords from all type of programs, applications, email services that could be stored in the affected computer. It spreads via peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs and through removable drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 23, 2008
Detection updated on:Oct. 29, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

P2PShared.P is a worm whose main objective is to steal passwords from all type of programs, applications, email services that could be stored in the affected computer.

P2PShared.P uses different means to spread:

  • via peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. In order to do so, it creates copies of itself in the shared directories belonging to several P2P programs.
  • making copies of itself in the removable devices that are connected to the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

P2PShared.P is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.