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Runet.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Runet.A
Technical name:Trj/Runet.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Wintrust, TrojanDropper.DOS.Rute
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It adds shortcuts to web pages with pornographic contents to the Favorites folder; when these web pages are accessed, a dialer is downloaded. It changes the home page of Internet Explorer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 28, 2003
Detection updated on:March 15, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Runet.A is a Trojan that adds to the Favorites folder several shortcuts to web pages with pornograhic contents.

If the user accesses any of the web pages mentioned above, a dialer will be downloaded to the affected computer.

In addition, Runet.A changes the home page of the Internet Explorer browser.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Runet.A is easy to recognize, as it adds shortcuts to web pages with pornographic contents in the Favorites folder.

In addition, Runet.A changes the home page of Internet Explorer to:
http://webcoolsearch.com