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Downloader.KRY

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.KRY
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.KRY
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth. It downloads files from several websites. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 4, 2006
Detection updated on:Oct. 4, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

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

 

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.

 

Downloader.KRY 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.