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Panol.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Panol.B
Technical name:W32/Panol.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It restarts the computer and attempts to disable the keyboard and the mouse under certain circumstances. It displays messages on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 21, 2003
Detection updated on:March 16, 2005
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:TURKEY

Brief Description 

    

Panol.B is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with the subject The easy, automatic way to keep your PC virus-free and an attachment called VIRUS_SCANNER.EXE.

Panol.B displays different messages on screen, depending on the system date, and attempts to disable the keyboard and the mouse.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Panol.B is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the subject The easy, automatic way to keep your PC virus-free and the attachment VIRUS_SCANNER.EXE.

Panol.B displays the following messages on screen:

  • The days 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 of every month, it displays the following message on starting the computer:



    On pushing the OK button, it displays this message:

  • The days 2, 6, 10, 16, 20, 24 and 31 of every month, it displays the following message on starting the computer:



    If the user fills the textbox with the value 3841, Panol.B displays this message:



    Otherwise, it shows a fake warning message and restarts the computer.
  • On the 30 of every month, it displays the following message:

  • The days 23 and 25 of every month, Panol.B attempts to disable the mouse. If it does not succeed, it displays the following message:

  • The days 27 and 29 of every month, Panol.B attempts to disable the keyboard. If it does not succeed, it displays the following message:

In addition, Panol.B changes the home page of Internet Explorer to: http://www.ankara.edu.tr