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Kuang.718

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Kuang.718
Technical name:Kuang.718
Threat level:Low
Alias:Australian
Type:Virus
Effects:  It leaves affected computer vulnerable and increases the size of the files it infects.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Jan. 1, 1995
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Kuang.718 is a virus that reaches computers in a PE file, which can also act as a backdoor type Trojan.

Kuang.718 goes memory resident and at regular intervals, it looks for files to infect. It infects files by copying its code to them, increasing their size by 10240 bytes.

Kuang.718 can also establish a connection from the affected computer to another computer. This will leave the affected computer vulnerable to remote attacks.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Kuang.718 is very difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.