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Downloader.DLE

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.DLE
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.DLE
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Murlo.da
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It downloads the adware PicsPlace to the affected computer, and lowers the security level of Internet Explorer. It is downloaded by Exploit/BodyOnLoad, which is usually hosted in websites for adults.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 10, 2005
Detection updated on:Feb. 22, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.DLE is a Trojan that downloads the adware detected as Picsplace to the affected computer, and lowers the security level of Internet Explorer.

Downloader.DLE is downloaded by the exploit detected as BodyOnLoad, which is hosted in a domain that mainly contains websites for adults.

Visible Symptoms 

    

When users access certain websites for adults, they will be redirected to another, which attempts to run the exploit BodyOnLoad. This web page, from which Downloader.DLE is downloaded, has the following aspect: