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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Pursue

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Pursue
Technical name:JS/Pursue
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It prevents access to the Windows Registry, it shuts down the computer every time it is restarted and it hides the Shut down option in the Start menu.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 8, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Pursue is a Trojan that is considered dangerous because:

  • It prevents access to the Windows Registry. For example, it prevents the REGEDIT tool from being used.
  • It shuts down the computer every time it is restarted.
  • It hides the Shut down option in the Start menu.

Pursue inserts its code in some web pages, thereby infecting the users that visit them.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Pursue is easy to recognize because it displays a black screen in a browser. This screen shows boxes which change color depending on the position of the mouse pointer.