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URLDistract.A

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

It is designed to steal information about the computer. It reaches the computer in a file that seems to be unoffensive, which once is run displays a YouTube video and the Trojan is also run.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 27, 2009
Detection updated on:Dec. 10, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

URLDistract.A is a Trojan designed to steal information about the computer. Then, it sends the gathered information to a certain IP address which its creator can access.

In order to enter the computer, it reaches in a file that seems to be unoffensive, which has the icon of a video. When it is run, it displays a YouTube video of an Indian dwarf dancing. However, besides the video, the Trojan is also run.

Visible Symptoms 

    

URLDistract.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in a file with the name CONVITE.EXE and an icon of a video:

  • When this file is run, a YouTube video is opened which shows an Indian dwarf dancing, in order to distract users while the Trojan is being run: