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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Mirkov

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mirkov
Technical name:Application/Mirkov
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that controls the affected computer remotely. It can download files, end processes, log the keystrokes typed by the user in a file that can be sent via email, etc.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 21, 2005
Detection updated on:Oct. 24, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mirkov is a hacking tool. Though these programs are legitimate and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.

Mirkov is used to control the affected computer remotely by means of a web browser. It can receive several control orders: download files, end processes or log the keystrokes typed by the user, which can be used to capture passwords or other kind of sensitive information. This would pose a threat to the user's confidentiality.

 

Mirkov does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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