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Seeker.W

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Seeker.W
Technical name:Trj/Seeker.W
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It modifies the browser Internet Explorer default home page and search options.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 4, 2004
Detection updated on:May 4, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Seeker.W is a Trojan that consists of a script that modifies the browser Internet Explorer Home page and several search options with advertising purposes.

The home page tho which the Internet explorer is redirected, attempts to download several types of adware to the affected computer.

Seeker.W does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Seeker.W is very easy to recognize as it changes the browser Internet Explorer Home page.