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Downloader.WCG

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.WCG
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.WCG
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It spreads , via email.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 28, 2009
Detection updated on:June 28, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.WCG is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

Downloader.WCG 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.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.

 

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