Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It spreads and affects other computers.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
, across the Internet, via email, via IRC, via mapped drives, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||March 8, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||March 8, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Killbot.A. is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRC or FTP.
Killbot.A. uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.