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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

P2Pworm.LP

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:P2Pworm.LP
Technical name:W32/P2Pworm.LP
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Net-Worm.Win32.Kolab.iwf,
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It spreads , across the Internet, through P2P programs.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 2, 2010
Detection updated on:July 24, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

P2Pworm.LP is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

P2Pworm.LP 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.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
  • Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.