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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

EvilHot.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:EvilHot.A
Technical name:Trj/EvilHot.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It modifies the login password of the user's account which is active at the moment of the infection, so that they could not access the system. It does not spread automatically using its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 6, 2009
Detection updated on:April 7, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

EvilHot.A is a Trojan which modifies the login password of the user's account which is active at the moment of the infection. Consequently, when the user restarts the computer, they will not be able to access the system.

Additionally, it attempts to connect to a certain website, in order to download files, which can be of any nature, including malware.

EvilHot.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

EvilHot.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in a file like the following, passing itself off as a program installer:

  • When it is run, it displays several error messages on the screen, leaving the computer blocked: