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Agent.AO

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Agent.AO
Technical name:Trj/Agent.AO
Threat level:Low
Alias:gloogle.com, 206.58.237.248
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It connects to a website in order to download other programs and update itself.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 8, 2004
Detection updated on:May 11, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Agent.AO is a Trojan that connects to a website in order to download other programs. It also updates itself.

Agent.AO does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Agent.AO is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.