Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It prevents several security programs from being run, disables applications such as the Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor and downloads malware from a website. It spreads via mapped drives.
|First detected on:||July 15, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||July 15, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Pahooka.A is a worm that prevents several security programs from being run, leaving the computer vulnerable against possible threats.
Additionally, it disables the following functions, among others:
- Find and Run from the Start menu.
- Task Manager.
- Windows Registry Editor.
On the other hand, it connects to a website in order to download malware and it hides the file extensions, in order to go unnoticed.
Pahooka.A spreads via mapped drives.
Pahooka.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- When it is run, the following screen is displayed:
- It modifies the window title of the windows opened by the user:
It changes it to the text: ^_^Anti AntiVirus^_^.