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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

SVPG.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SVPG.A
Technical name:Constructor/SVPG.A
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Constructor.VBS.SVPG.a
Type:Security Risk
Subtype: Virus Constructor
Effects:   It is a program that can be used for creating new malware specimens.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:March 10, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

SVPG.A 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.

 

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

SVPG.A 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.

SVPG.A redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

SVPG.A 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.