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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Panda.Trojan

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Panda.Trojan
Technical name:Panda.Trojan.TestFile
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It is designed to affect one or more specific companies. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 26, 2004
Detection updated on:March 10, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Panda.Trojan is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

Panda.Trojan is designed to affect one or more specific companies.

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: causes system slowdowns.
  • On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Panda.Trojan 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.

 

Visible Symptoms

 

Panda.Trojan is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It displays false error messages when it is run.