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Seeker.Gen

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Seeker.Gen
Technical name:JS/Seeker.Gen
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It changes the configuration of Internet Explorer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:
Detection updated on:June 4, 2003
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Seeker.Gen is a Trojan that changes the configuration of the browser Internet Explorer once it has infected a computer. For example, it changes the Home page to http:// www.jethomepage.com/ search.htm.

Seeker.Gen reaches computers through the typical means used by viruses: Internet downloads, floppy disks or CD-ROMs, FTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Seeker.Gen  is easy to identify, as once the virus has reached a computer, it opens an Internet Explorer window. This window is pale gray, its title is X and it displays the following text: S3 !]]%%%%%WW.