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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Downloader.NG

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

It is an update of Downloader.GK.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 23, 2004
Detection updated on:July 23, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.NG is an update of the Trojan detected by Panda Security as Downloader.GK.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

Downloader.NG 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.