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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Agent.E

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Agent.E
Technical name:Bck/Agent.E
Threat level:Low
Alias:Backdoor.Agent.ac, Win32.Mersting.B, TROJ_AGENT.AC
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It allows to gain remote control over certain functions of the browser Internet Explorer, to get information on the system and to access files belonging to several applications. It installs itself in the affected computer when users visit certain web pages.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:June 29, 2004
Detection updated on:Nov. 16, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Agent.E is a backdoor that installs a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) in the affected computer. This DLL allows to gain control over several functions of the browser Internet Explorer.

Agent.E allows to carry out other actions, such as getting information on the system, accessing files belonging to specific applications, using communication objects, etc.

Agent.E reaches computers when users visit certain web sites.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Agent.E is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.