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Redisto.B

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Redisto.B
Technical name:W32/Redisto.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It ends active processes and sends confidential information belonging to the user of the affected computer via e-mail.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 30, 2003
Detection updated on:March 16, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Redisto.B is a worm that, after infecting a computer, ends active processes in the affected computer. By doing this, some antivirus and firewall applications, among others, installed on the affected computer will stop working.

It also saves confidential information belonging to the user of the affected computer and then sends it out via e-mail.

Redisto.B spreads rapidly via e-mail and P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing programs.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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