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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Sinowal.WEP

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sinowal.WEP
Technical name:Trj/Sinowal.WEP
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 22, 2009
Detection updated on:April 22, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

 

It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:

  • It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.

 

Sinowal.WEP 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.