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Balala

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Balala
Technical name:Trj/Balala
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It adds Web pages with erotic content to the Favorites folder in Internet Explorer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 21, 2002
Detection updated on:Sept. 21, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Balala is a Trojan that is not considered dangerous, as it only changes the configuration of the browser Internet Explorer. It has the following effects:

  • It adds many links to Web pages with erotic content to the Favorites folder.
  • It creates many shortcuts to Web pages with erotic contents. In fact, some of these links automatically run a dialer.

It is easy to be infected by Balala, as it reaches computers through many different means: e-mail messages with infected attachments, CD-ROMs, Internet downloadsFTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Balala adds several Web pages to the Favorites folder and to the Windows Startup directory.