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Virus Encyclopedia

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Downloader.IXG

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.IXG
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.IXG
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It downloads files from several websites. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 18, 2006
Detection updated on:May 19, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.IXG 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: it displays pop-up windows.
  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

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

 

Downloader.IXG 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.