Panda.Trojan is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
Panda.Trojan is designed to affect one or more specific companies.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
causes system slowdowns.
- On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
Panda.Trojan does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an 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.