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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Pinit.B

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

It modifies the configuration of the Windows Explorer and allows its creator to make connections with the computer through the Terminal Server. It spreads through the system drives, both shared and removable.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Feb. 19, 2009
Detection updated on:Jan. 3, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Pinit.B is a worm designed to modify the configuration of the  Windows Explorer.

Additionally, it allows its creator to establish connections with the computer through the Terminal Server.

Pinit.B spreads through the system drives, both shared and removable, making copies of itself in them.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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