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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

HLLP.8832

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:HLLP.8832
Technical name:HLLP.8832
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:Jan. 21, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

HLLP.8832 is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

HLLP.8832 prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

HLLP.8832 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.

HLLP.8832 redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

HLLP.8832 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.

 

HLLP.8832 uses the following infection strategies:

  • Prepending: it enters its code at the beginning of the file it infects. By doing this, it ensures that the virus is run every time the infected file is executed, but without interfering the functioning of the file.