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IEbooot.C

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

It leaves the computer without Internet Explorer, as it deletes the file IEXPLORER.EXE when it is not being run. It has rootkit funtionalities in order to hide itself and make its detection more difficult. It does not spread automatically using its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 12, 2010
Detection updated on:June 24, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

IEbooot.C is a Trojan which leaves the computer without Internet Explorer, as it deletes the file IEXPLORER.EXE when it is not being run designed.

Additionally, it has rootkit functionalities, which allow it to be hidden and make its detection more difficult, and connects to several websites. In one case to send information about the computer and in the other to download a malicious file.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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