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|Effects: ||It modifies the home page and the search page of the Internet browser and adds several addresses to the browser’s Favorites.|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
Seeker.O is not considered a dangerous Trojan, as its actions are just aimed at changing the Internet Explorer setup:
- It replaces Internet Explorer’s search page with the following: http://www.quacko.com.
- It adds this address to the browser’s Favorites folder.
It is easy to get infected with Seeker.O because it uses several means of transmission to spread: e-mail messages, computer networks, FTP file transfers, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, floppy disks, etc.
The fact that the browser start page is set to http://www.quacko.com is a clear indication of the presence of Seeker.O on the affected computer. This is the address of a gambling website.
In addition, Seeker.O adds this page to the Favorites folder with the entry Play Lotto.