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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Agent.NRC

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Agent.NRC
Technical name:W32/Agent.NRC
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It sends the information it has captured to a remote user. It spreads , via mapped drives, through shared network resources, by infecting files that are then distributed.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 17, 2010
Detection updated on:May 17, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Agent.NRC is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: .

It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

Agent.NRC uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
  • Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.