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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Kedebe.B

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Kedebe.B
Technical name:W32/Kedebe.B.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It ends processes belonging to certain security tools and deletes some of their files. It prevents users from accessing several web pages. It spreads via email.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 26, 2005
Detection updated on:April 26, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Kedebe.B is a worm with backdoor characteristics that ends processes belonging to certain security tools, such as several antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to attacks from other malware.

Kedebe.B also deletes files belonging to some of those security tools.

Additionally, this worm modifies the file HOSTS, so that users are prevented from accessing several web pages, most of them belonging to computer security companies.

Kedebe.B spreads via email in a message with variable characteristics.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Kedebe.B is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.