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Dropper.gen

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dropper.gen
Technical name:Trj/Dropper.gen
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 13, 2005
Detection updated on:Dec. 1, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Dropper.gen is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions: screenlogging, stealing personal data, etc.

 

Dropper.gen 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.

 

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