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It downloads and runs spyware and adware programs on the affected computer.
|First detected on:||June 7, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||March 7, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
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.
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.