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Downloader.DQW

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

It downloads other malware, such as Multidropper.ARW and Sapilayr.A to the affected computer. It is is usually downloaded to the affected computer by another Trojan, called Downloader.DQY.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 20, 2005
Detection updated on:July 20, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.DQW is a Trojan that every ten minutes connects to a certain website in order to download and run other malware, such as Multidropper.ARW and Sapilayr.A.

Downloader.DQW is usually downloaded to the affected computer by another Trojan, called Downloader.DQY.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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