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Infostealer.Lemir.Gen

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 28, 2003
Updated:
May 12, 2010 8:47:47 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Infostealer.Lemir.Gen is a generic detection for a group of Trojan horse programs that attempt to steal account information from the "Legend of Mir 2" online game and send it to the author of the Trojan.

The Trojan attempts to log details such as video game registration keys and online account information. In order to successfully achieve its primary function, the threat must run on a computer that contains the video game in question and is connected to a network.

This threat can often arrive by the following means:
  • File-sharing networks, as game enhancements
  • Online forum posts


If a Symantec antivirus product displays a detection alert for this threat, it means the computer is already protected and the Symantec product will effectively remove it from the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 28, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 17, 2014 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 28, 2003 revision 018
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 18, 2014 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 28, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Releases Confidential Info: Attempts to steal information related to a computer game.
  • Compromises Security Settings: May disrupt the performance of security related software.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Éamonn Young

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