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MultiDropper.BHW

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MultiDropper.BHW
Technical name:Trj/MultiDropper.BHW
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It downloads or drops other malware. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 19, 2006
Detection updated on:April 19, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MultiDropper.BHW 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: downloads or drops other malware on the computer: SurfAssistant, Lineage.ADT, Lineage.ADY.

 

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.

 

MultiDropper.BHW 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.

 

Visible Symptoms

 

MultiDropper.BHW is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It displays false error messages when it is run.