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Overload.B

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Overload.B
Technical name:W32/Overload.B.drp
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 does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X/CE; IIS

First detected on:June 12, 2008
Detection updated on:June 12, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Overload.B 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; causes system slowdowns.

 

Overload.B 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.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.