x
48h OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
SPECIAL OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
HALLOWEEN OFFER
take advantage of our
terrific discounts
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
CHRISTMAS OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 40% OFF
x
SPECIAL OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
BLACKFRIDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
x
CYBERMONDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
(Only for homeusers)
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
Active Scan. Scan your PC free
Panda Protection

Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Encyclopedia GetVirusCard True 0

Kins

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Kins
Technical name:VBS/Kins
Threat level:Low
Alias:VBA/Generic.src, I-Worm.Cian
Type:Worm
Effects:  Its main objective is to spread and infect other computers.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 12, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Kins is a worm that does not have any destructive effects, which spreads via e-mail, P2P (peer to peer) file sharing programs and IRC channels.

Kins is easy to identify when it spreads via e-mail, as it reaches computers in one of four possible e-mail messages and the attached file always has a VBS extension.

Similarly, when Kins spreads through IRC channels:

  • The message it uses to spread through the mIRC is always:
    Here is the document U wanted from me! :)
  • The message it uses to spread through pIRCh is always:
    This is so damn funny!

Visible Symptoms 

    

It is difficult to know if Kins has infected a computer, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has infected a computer.