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|Effects: ||It downloads other Trojans and adware programs to the affected computer and runs them.|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 29, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Downloader.R is a Trojan that downloads other Trojans, such as Trj/StartPage.E, and adware programs to the affected computer and runs them.
Downloader.R obtains information about the file system, the hard drive and the user name of the current session. In addition, it changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer and attempts to add links to several web addresses in the Favorites folder.
Downloader.R is installed on the affected computer by other applications.
Downloader.R is easy to recognize, as it changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer to: