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Threat LevelLow threat
DistributionNot widespread


Baidu can be used to hide files, Windows Registry entries or processes, either its own or those of other programs.

In this way, even when a user looks for these items on a computer, they won't be able to see them.

There are certain examples of malware that use rootkits in order to go unnoticed on the computer they have infected.

Means of transmission

Baidu 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

Baidu has the following additional characteristics:

  • It is 8618 bytes in size.