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Banbra.GAI

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banbra.GAI
Technical name:Trj/Banbra.GAI
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer. 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:Aug. 27, 2008
Detection updated on:Aug. 27, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

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

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.

 

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

 

Banbra.GAI 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.

 

Visible Symptoms

 

Banbra.GAI is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It changes the homepage of Internet Explorer.