x
48h OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
SPECIAL OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
HALLOWEEN OFFER
take advantage of our
terrific discounts
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
CHRISTMAS OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 40% OFF
x
SPECIAL OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
BLACKFRIDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
x
CYBERMONDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
(Only for homeusers)
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
Active Scan. Scan your PC free
Panda Protection

Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Encyclopedia GetVirusCard True 0

Downloader.CA

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.CA
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.CA
Threat level:Medium
Alias:TrojanDownloader.Win32.VB.bo
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It downloads and runs spyware and adware programs on the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

Detection updated on:March 19, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.CA is a Trojan that downloads and runs spyware and adware programs on the affected computer, the following among others:

  • Spyware/Dyfuca.
  • Spyware/Istbar.
  • Adware/NetPals.
  • Several dialers.

Downloader.CA is downloaded to the computer when the user accesses certain web pages and accepts to install an specific ActiveX control.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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