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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Facker

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Facker
Technical name:Virtool/Facker
Threat level:Low
Type:Security Risk
Subtype: Process Killer
Effects:   It is a tool that allows to end active processes. It can be used with malicious intentions.
Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:March 23, 2005
Detection updated on:March 23, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Facker poses a security risk for the computer on which it is installed. This tool ends active processes at random. Malicious use of this tool could allow users to end processes belonging to applications such as antivirus or firewall programs, which poses a serious threat.

 

Facker 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.