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Apr 16, 2012

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Infostealer.Bancos is a detection name used by Symantec to identify malicious software programs that gather confidential financial information from the compromised computer.

The threat Infostealer.Bancos was discovered by Symantec Security Response Threat Severity Assessment on July 17, 2003.

Initial Daily Certified version of virus definitions for Norton security products was released on July 17, 2003 revision 007. It should be noted that users with the older versions of Norton Internet Security are limited to Daily LiveUpdate definitions. For more information, go to the page where the are described virus definitions available for Norton products.

Infostealer.Bancos Threat Assessment
Wild LevelLow
Number of Infections0 - 49
Number of Sites0 - 2
Geographical DistributionLow
Threat ContainmentEasy
Damage LevelMedium
Distribution LevelLow

According to the Symantec Threat Severity Assessment, overall risk of Infostealer.Bancos is now categorized as «Very Low» — poses little threat to users; rarely even makes headlines; no reports in the wild. Read more about Threat Severity Assessment.

This threat affect the following operating systems:
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 95
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Me
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2000

More information about Infostealer.Bancos, you can find on the official site of Symantec Corporation, where in addition to useful information you can find technical details and removal instructions:

It is also recommended to read the article Network security threats, where you can find a brief description and explanation of the most dangerous security threats plus a few simple tips on how to protect your personal computer from them.

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