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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

BotNet.G

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread

Effects 

BotNet.G allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.

 

It avoids being detected by the user by using the following techniques:
  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

It uses the following techniques to impede detection by antivirus companies:
  • It prevents scanning tools from running, such as Windows Registry Editor, FileMonitor, etc.
  • It terminates its own execution if it detects that a memory dump program is running, such as Procdump.
  • It terminates its own execution if it detects that a debugging program is active.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:

  • Keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • It turns the computer into a platform for malicious action against remote computers surreptitiously.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer:

     

Means of transmission 


BotNet.G does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the 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.

Further Details  

BotNet.G has the following additional characteristics:

  • It is 61440 bytes in size.

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