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FWDisabler.A

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

It is designed to obtain the user's passwords related to the Webmoney service. It disables the System Restore utility and the automatic Windows updates. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 24, 2008
Detection updated on:Dec. 26, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

FWDisabler.A is a Trojan designed to obtain the passwords stored in the computer related to the Webmoney service.

FWDisabler.A diables the System Restore utility, which is used to undo changes in the system and recover previously created restore points, and the automatic Windows updates.

FWDisabler.A does not spread automatically by its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

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