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Infostealer.Salira

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 13, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:54:06 PM
Also Known As:
PWSteal.Salira
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Infostealer.Salira is a Trojan Horse that attempts to steal user names and passwords, and masquerades as an rar archive, when it is in fact a normal Win32 PE executable. The file may be hidden inside a compressed zip file in which the file header information is forged to disguise the Trojan.

Usually, the Trojan has a .rar extension and an rar self-extracting file icon. This Trojan is written in Visual C++.


NOTE : Definitions prior to May 10, 2006 may detect this threat as PWSteal.Salira

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 14, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 14, 2003 revision 036
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 15, 2012 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 15, 2003
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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: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Jari Kytojoki

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