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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Downloader.GK

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.GK
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.GK
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It downloads and runs spyware and adware programs on the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 7, 2004
Detection updated on:March 7, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.GK is a Trojan that downloads and installs the spyware BetterInet. In addition, BetterInet installs the adware detected by Panda Security as SearchCentrix. All these actions are carried out without users noticing.

Downloader.GK is downloaded to the computer when the user accesses certain websites and accepts to install an specific ActiveX control.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Downloader.GK is very easy to recognize as it displays several popup messages before installing the adware programs. This is a typical symptom of this type of programs.