Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It allows to get into the affected computer.
It downloads files from several websites.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||March 6, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 6, 2006|
Downloader.HYD is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
Downloader.HYD accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
Downloader.HYD uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
Downloader.HYD is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It changes the Windows Desktop wallpaper.
- It displays false error messages when it is run.