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Spammer.APG

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

It sends spam messages advertising pharmaceutical products and which contain a link to a website where these products can be purchased. It does not spread automatically using its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 25, 2010
Detection updated on:April 29, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Spammer.APG is a Trojan which makes the computer become a platform to send spam. It sends spam messages advertising certain pharmaceutical products and which contain a link to a website where these products can be purchased.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

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