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Panda.SpyB

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Panda.SpyB
Technical name:Panda.SpywareB.TestFile
Threat level:Medium
Type:Spyware
Effects:   It gathers information about users' Internet habits and sends it out. It can be installed with users' consent, but sometimes it is installed without their consent. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It causes the slowdown of the system, preventing planned tasks from being carried out. 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.SpyB is a spyware.

Spyware can be installed either with or without users' consent, and either with or without their knowledge about the data gathered and/or the use of it.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: user's browsing habits.

It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: causes system slowdowns.

 

Panda.SpyB 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.