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PSKill.D

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PSKill.D
Technical name:Application/PSKill.D
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 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:July 11, 2005
Detection updated on:July 11, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

PSKill.D 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.

 

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

PSKill.D 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.

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

 

PSKill.D uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.