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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Downloader.FHO

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

It downloads the Trojan Rivarts.A to the affected computer. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 6, 2005
Detection updated on:Oct. 7, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.FHO is a Trojan that downloads from a certain web page another Trojan detected as Rivarts.A to the affected computer.

Additionally, Downloader.FHO is able to update itself by connecting to the Internet.

Downloader.FHO 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, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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