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Downloader.AC

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.AC
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.AC
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It connects to a web page an downloads the worm Mimail.N.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Jan. 16, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.AC is a Trojan that connects to the web page http://www.aquarium-fish.ru and downloads and runs a file called TEMP.EXE. This file is detected by Panda Antivirus as W32/Mimail.N.worm.

Downloader.AC has been massively sent in an e-mail message with the subject PAYPAL.COM NEW YEAR OFFER and an attached file called PAYPAL.EXE.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Downloader.AC is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

However, Downloader.AC has been massively sent in an e-mail message with the subject PAYPAL.COM NEW YEAR OFFER and an attached file called PAYPAL.EXE.