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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Downloader.UYD

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.UYD
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.UYD
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It is designed to download many samples of malware to the affected computer from a certain website. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 3, 2008
Detection updated on:Nov. 5, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.UYD is a Trojan which is designed to download many samples of malware to the affected computer from a certain website.

Additionally, it prevents the user from viewing the processes that are being run through the Task Manager.

Downloader.UYD does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Downloader.UYD is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.