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Davpel.B

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Davpel.B
Technical name:Constructor/Davpel.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Security Risk
Subtype: Virus Constructor
Effects:   It is a program that can be used for creating new malware specimens.
Affected platforms:

Unix; Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95; Linux

Detection updated on:Dec. 3, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Davpel.B is a security risk for the computer in which it is present. This program, which allows new examples of malware to be created simply and easily from a series of options defined by the user, can be used maliciously with the consequent risk of infection.

 

Davpel.B prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Davpel.B redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Davpel.B redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

Davpel.B uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.