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Downloader.FK

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.FK
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.FK
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Rebot-AA
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It downloads and runs spyware and adware programs on the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

First detected on:May 25, 2004
Detection updated on:May 25, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

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

  • Spyware/Clearsearch.
  • Adware/Addestroyer.
  • Adware/VitualBouncer.
  • Spyware/TVMedia.
  • Adware/Portalscan.
  • Adware/Sidesearch.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

Downloader.FK is very easy to recognize as it displays the following message on screen before installing the spyware and adware programs: