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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Spy.176

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spy.176
Technical name:Spy.176
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It causes the loss of information stored on the computer, either specific files or data in general. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Dec. 26, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Spy.176 is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

Spy.176 prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Spy.176 redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Spy.176 redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

Spy.176 does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

 

Spy.176 uses the following infection strategies:

  • EPO (Entry Point Obscuring): it infects programs that it allows to work as usual until a given point. Then, the virus takes control of the program and runs its own code.