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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bancos.VM

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bancos.VM
Technical name:Trj/Bancos.VM
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It is designed to steal banking data from the computer. It restarts the computer and reduces the protection level of the system. It does not spread automatically using its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 4, 2010
Detection updated on:June 14, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bancos.VM is a Trojan designed to steal users' banking details belonging to certain banking entities.

When it is run, #nombrevirus# displays several messages notifying users that there has been an error and that the computer must be restarted.

Additionally, it reduces the protection level of the computer, as it disables several notifications from the Windows Security Center and the User Account Control (UAC), included on Windows 7/Vista computers.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bancos.VM is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in a file with the following icon:

    Bancos.VM icon
  • If this file is run, the following error message in Portuguese is displayed, informing users that the application is going to be finished:

    First error message displayed by Bancos.VM
  • If users click on OK, other message in Portuguese will be displayed:

    Second error message displayed by Bancos.VM

    This message notifies users that suspicious files have been detected in the computer and that the computer must be restarted in order to eliminate them.
  • If users accept this message, another window will be displayed with a countdown of system restart:

    Countdown displayed by Bancos.VM