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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Webber.S

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Webber.S
Technical name:Bck/Webber.S
Threat level:Low
Alias:Bck/Dodo.B, Backdoor.Padodor.gen, Backdoor.Berbew
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It allows remote access to the computer and sends confidential information logged in a file to several web sites.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:July 1, 2004
Detection updated on:July 1, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Webber.S is a backdoor that allows to gain remote control over the affected computer in order to carry out actions that would compromise users confidentiality, or even impede normal work.

Webber.S sends confidential information to different web sites, as well as data stored in the cache of the browser Internet Explorer.

Webber.S logs confidential information, such as the user name and the name of the affected computer, in a file.

Webber.S is distributed when users visit certain web pages, that include a malicious JavaScript code. This code, thanks to a vulnerability in Internet Explorer, allows Webber.S to be downloaded and run in the computer, without users consent.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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