Agent.XA is a backdoor that allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.
Agent.XA prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Agent.XA redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.
Agent.XA redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.
Agent.XA 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.