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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Sinowal.WOE

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sinowal.WOE
Technical name:Trj/Sinowal.WOE
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Packed.Win32.Krap.w,
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It is designed to steal information from the affected user and computer, and downloads the fake antivirus AntivirusPro2010. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 8, 2009
Detection updated on:Oct. 19, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sinowal.WOE is a Trojan designed to steal information from the computer and from the user. It can obtain passwords and other type of confidential information, like banking details.

Additionally, it connects to a certain website from which it downloads malware to the computer. Among them it downloads the fake antivirus AntivirusPro2010.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

Sinowal.WOE is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message informing of the state state of a product that the user has supposedly ordered. This message contains an attached file that passes itself off as a Word document, in order to deceive users: