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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

P2E.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:P2E.A
Technical name:Trj/P2E.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It makes the affected computer act as a proxy sever, thus allowing a remote user to use it in order to carry out several malicious actions.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 28, 2004
Detection updated on:June 28, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

P2E.A is a Trojan that makes the affected computer work as a proxy server, as an intermediary between the attacker's computer and the final web site to which the attacker connects in order to carry out several actions.

These are usually malicious actions, such as sending massive spam, accessing a computer remotely in order to get confidential information, launching denial of service (DoS) attacks, etc.

By doing so, it seem as if the computer affected by P2E.A were the one connecting to the web site, so the attacker's identity is never revealed.

Visible Symptoms 

    

P2E.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.