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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Downloader.ALO

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.ALO
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.ALO
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Kaiserdown.10
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It downloads malware to the affected computer via HTTP, and then runs it.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 1, 2005
Detection updated on:Feb. 1, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.ALO is a Trojan that downloads malware to the affected computer via HTTP, and then runs it.

Once it has carried out its actions, Downloader.ALO deletes itself from the affected computer.

Downloader.ALO 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.

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Visible Symptoms 

    

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