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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Slipping

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Slipping
Technical name:Joke/Slipping
Threat level:Medium
Type:Joke
Effects:   It pretends to carry out destructive actions or modifies the mouse or screen settings. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It causes the loss of information stored on the computer, either specific files or data in general. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:March 14, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Slipping is a joke type malware.

These are completely harmless programs that display false messages informing users that destructive actions have been carried out on their computer, pretend to carry out destructive actions, modify the mouse or screen settings, etc.

 

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

Slipping 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.

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

 

Slipping 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.