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Smokedown

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Smokedown
Technical name:Trj/Smokedown
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It connects to FTP or HTTP servers and downloads files.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 29, 2003
Detection updated on:March 18, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Smokedown is a Trojan that connects to FTP or HTTP servers, from which it downloads files that sometimes contain other Trojans.

Smokedown does not use any specific means to spread. It can reach computers through the usual means used by viruses: Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, e-mail, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Smokedown is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has reached a computer.