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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Dabber.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dabber.A
Technical name:W32/Dabber.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Installs a backdoor in order to gain remote access to the affected computer. It also installs a TFTP server, in order to download files to the computer.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

Detection updated on:May 13, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Dabber.A is a worm that spreads to computers already affected by any variant of the worm Sasser, such as Sasser.A and Sasser.B, among others.

Dabber.A installs a backdoor that allows remote access to the affected computer. This allows hackers to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks carried out in the computer.

It also acts as a TFTP server, through which Dabber.A can download files to the affected computer.

In addition, Dabber.A attempts to delete the entries created by other worms in the Windows Registry.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Dabber.A is dificult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.