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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It changes the security settings of Internet Explorer.
, through P2P programs, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||Feb. 26, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 26, 2008|
Banker.KSD is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level.
Banker.KSD 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.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.