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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lineage.KGT

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lineage.KGT
Technical name:W32/Lineage.KGT
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 5, 2008
Detection updated on:April 24, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lineage.KGT is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: passwords saved by certain Windows services.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Lineage.KGT 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.