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SearchWWW

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SearchWWW
Technical name:Adware/SearchWWW
Threat level:Low
Alias:TrojanClicker.VBS.Krepper
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It launches the browser Internet Explorer every hour and attempts to access a remote web site.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 17, 2004
Detection updated on:Jan. 26, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Krepper.E is a Trojan that launches the browser Internet Explorer every hour and attempts to access a remote web site.

Krepper.E reaches the affected computer by any of the following means:

  • Via e-mail, in a message with an HTML format, which will contain the Trojan's code.
  • When the user visits malicious web sites hosting the Trojan.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Krepper.E is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it launches the browser Internet Explorer every hour in order to access a remote web site.