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Piggi.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Piggi.B
Technical name:W32/Piggi.B.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It ends processes belonging to several antivirus programs, leaving the computer vulnerable against the attack of malware and has rootkit functionalities in order to make its detection more difficult. It spreads via email and through P2P programs.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 14, 2007
Detection updated on:Nov. 21, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Piggi.B is a worm that ends processes belonging to several antivirus programs, leaving the computer vulnerable against the attack of malware.

Additionally, it has rootkit functionalities in order to hide its files and make its detection more difficult.

Piggi.B spreads via email and through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

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