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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

AVKiller.V

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:AVKiller.V
Technical name:Trj/AVKiller.V
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It attempts to download and run a file that belongs to Banker.BHD from a certain website, and it ends several processes belonging to security tools. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

AVKiller.V is a Trojan that attempts to download and run a file that belongs to other Trojan detected as Banker.BHD from a certain website. Additionally, it ends several processes belonging to security tools and antivirus programs.

AVKiller.V does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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