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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

DoS-Program

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:DoS-Program
Technical name:DoS-Program
Threat level:Low
Type:Hacking Tool
Subtype: DoS
Effects:  Its main aim is to take control of the affected computer and allow other users to control it.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 2, 2003
Detection updated on:Aug. 29, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

DoS-Program is not a specific Trojan, but a group of viruses with the following characteristics:

  • It spreads quickly through any of the means of transmission commonly used by viruses.
  • Its most harmful effects involve carrying out DoS attacks, in other words, it will constantly try to access certain computers (generally servers) in order to block them.
  • Infection is carried out when the file containing the Trojan is run. This file, which has a variable name, causes infection in many different ways without the user realizing and can even be included in other viruses or worms.

The actions carried out by DoS-Program are generally more dangerous on the systems it attacks remotely than on the infected system itself.

These kinds of programs usually make use of the communication ports that are not protected in the computer under attack.

Visible Symptoms 

    

As it is not a specific virus, Dos-Program does not have any visible symptoms that allows it to be identified.