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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Killav.Q

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Killav.Q
Technical name:Trj/Killav.Q
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan.KillAV, ProcKill-AF
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It ends processes belonging to antivirus programs. These programs will stop working temporarily
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 4, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Killav.Q is a Trojan that ends active processes related to antivirus programs in the affected computer. By doing this, these programs will temporarily stop working.

Killav.Q does not use any specific means to spread. In fact, it can use any of the means normally used by viruses: floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with infected attachments, Internet downloads, FTP, etc

Visible Symptoms 

    

Killav.Q is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has reached a computer.