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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Accoona

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

It is a legitimate program that adds its own toolbar to Internet Explorer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 28, 2005
Detection updated on:Nov. 30, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Accoona 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.

Accoona adds its own toolbar to Internet Explorer.

 

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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