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APop.A

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:APop.A
Technical name:JS/APop.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It opens several advertising websites with Internet Explorer and a web page from which the emule can be downloaded. If it is installed, besides the program, the adware program detected as Navipromo is also installed. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 8, 2008
Detection updated on:Oct. 17, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

APop.A is a Trojan which opens several Internet Explorer windows, among them advertising websites and a web page from which the emule can be downloaded, though it is not the official version.

If the user decides to install it, besides the program, the adware program detected as Navipromo is installed. This adware is designed to redirect the user to websites from which rogue antimalware programs are downloaded, among other programs.

APop.A does not spread automatically by its own means.

Visible Symptoms 

    

APop.A is easy to recognize, as when it is run, several Internet Explorer windows are opened. Some of them of advertising websites and one of them belongs to a page from which the emule can be downloaded, though it is not the official version:

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