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Selex.B

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Selex.B
Technical name:Trj/Selex.B
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It passes itself off as a download manager in order to deceive users and sends spam messages to the email addresses obtained from the affected computer. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 25, 2008
Detection updated on:March 27, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Selex.B is a Trojan which is designed to send spam messages to the users.

The content of the spam messages is obtained from two text files downloaded from a certain website. These text files contain information related to possible subjects and bodies for the spam messages.

The email addresses to which the spam messages are sent are obtained from the affected computer.

Selex.B does not spread automatically by its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Selex.B is easy to recognize, as when it is run, it passes itself off as a download manager called Faslane Downloader 3.34b:

Image belonging to the download manager

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