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Downloader.DYB

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

It downloads a dialer to the affected computer, depending on the local configuration. It is usually downloaded by another Trojan, called SpamNet.A.

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Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 3, 2005
Detection updated on:Aug. 17, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.DYB is a Trojan that downloads the dialers detected as Dialer.CHG or Dialer.CBZ to the affected computer. The dialer downloaded is different depending on the local configuration of the computer:

  • Dialer.CHG if the system identifier is United Kingdom.
  • Dialer.CBZ in the rest of the cases.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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