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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

KillAV.KP

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

It prevents the user from accessing websites belonging to antivirus companies and to support forums. It does not spread automatically using its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 24, 2009
Detection updated on:May 26, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

KillAV.KP is a Trojan designed to prevent the user from accessing websites belonging to antivirus companies and to support forums.

This way, the user will not be able to access information related with security issues or download updates.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

KillAV.KP is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in a file which has the icon of a cat, passing itself off as a picture:

  • When this file is run, it displays an animation like the following while the computer gets infected: