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Krepper.A

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

It downloads an adware application from the Internet.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 1, 2004
Detection updated on:Dec. 1, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Krepper.A is a Trojan that downloads and runs the adware detected by Panda Security as Adware/DNSErr.A.

Krepper.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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