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FTLog.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:FTLog.A
Technical name:W32/FTLog.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It modifies the Internet Explorer Start Page adding a customized search engine and displays pop-up ads while users are browsing through the Internet. It is distributed via Fotolog by publishing comments which contain links to malicious websites.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 23, 2010
Detection updated on:Feb. 24, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

FTLog.A is worm which modifies the Internet Explorer and Firefox Start Page changing it to a certain customized search engine and displays annoying pop-up ads while users are browsing through the Internet.

FTLog.A is distributed via the photo-blogging site called Fotolog leaving malicious comments which contain a link to watch a video.

Visible Symptoms 

    

FTLog.A is easy to recognize, as it displays the symptoms below:

  • It is distributed via the social network Fotolog, by publishing comments which contain a link to a video, as can be seen in the following image:

    Malicious comment added to Fotolog
  • It modifies the Internet Explorer Start Page, changing in to the following:

    Start Page established by FTLog.A