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BHO.AP

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:BHO.AP
Technical name:Trj/BHO.AP
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan-Downloader.Win32.BHO.ec,
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 1, 2008
Detection updated on:April 1, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

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

 

BHO.AP 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.
  • It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Downloader.TEZ.