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P2PShared.AV

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:P2PShared.AV
Technical name:W32/P2PShared.AV
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It reduces the protection level of the computer, leaving it unprotected against possible threats, displays advertising messages related to certain keywords entered in the browser and in Firefox browsers it redirects certain searches to another website. It spreads via email, P2P programs and through removable drives.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 9, 2010
Detection updated on:March 24, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

P2PShared.AV is a worm which reduces the protection level of the computer, as it stops several security services, like the Windows Security Center, and modifies the security policies of the user's accounts.

Además, in Firefox browsers it redirects certain search websites to another website with malicious intentions, when users enter certain words in the browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Opera), it displays advertising messages related to them.

P2PShared.AV uses the following means to spread:

  • P2P programs.
  • removable drives.
  • email messages.

Visible Symptoms 

    

P2PShared.AV is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

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