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Virus Encyclopedia

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Downloader.WCF

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

It is designed to download malicious files to the affected computer. It reaches the computer in an email message which includes a link to a YouTube video about Michael Jackson's death.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 28, 2009
Detection updated on:July 1, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.WCF is a Trojan designed to connect to certain websites from which it downloads files, which can be of any nature, including malware.

Downloader.WCF reaches the computer in an email message which includes a link to a YouTube video about Michael Jackson's death.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Downloader.WCF is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message which includes a link to a YouTube video about Michael Jackson's death.

If users follow this link, a file that passes itself off as a video is downloaded. This file has the following appearance:

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