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Downloader.CRY

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.CRY
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.CRY
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It downloads the Trojan Lowzones.FO to the affected computer. It is is usually downloaded to the affected computer by another Trojan, called SpamNet.A.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 17, 2005
Detection updated on:May 17, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.CRY is a Trojan that downloads other malware to the affected computer, such as Lowzones.FO.

Downloader.CRY is usually downloaded to the affected computer by another Trojan, called SpamNet.A.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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