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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Estpract

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Estpract
Technical name:Estpract
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It ends several processes belonging to some security tools, among others and displays a fake error when it is run. It spreads via email in a message written in English or German.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 27, 2005
Detection updated on:March 12, 2007
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:SPAIN

Brief Description 

    

Estpract is a worm that ends several processes belonging to some security tools, among others.

Estpract spreads via email, in a message written in English or German.

The email message will be written in German only if the mail domain extension is one of the following: de (Germany), ch (Switzerland), at (Austria) or li (Liechtenstein).

 

Our experts in PandaLabs are currently studying this worm. As new characteristics are discovered, the information on this page will be updated.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Estpract is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays a fake error with the following text when it is run: