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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Downloader.ICX

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.ICX
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.ICX
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It downloads files from several websites. It spreads , via email.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 17, 2006
Detection updated on:March 17, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.ICX is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: .

 

Downloader.ICX accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.

 

Downloader.ICX uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.