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Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 16, 2006
February 13, 2007 12:53:58 PM
Also Known As:
Trojan-PSW.Win32.Agent.{eo, ey, fg, fl} [Kaspersky Lab], Spy-Agent.ak [McAfee], Troj/PWS-{EC, EJ} [Sophos], TSPY_AGENT.{AMD, BGN} [Trend Micro]
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Infostealer.Metafisher is a Trojan horse that exploits the Microsoft Windows Graphics Rendering Engine WMF Format Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability (as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-001) to download remote files. The Trojan also sends bank account and personal information to remote servers.

Note: Virus definitions dated prior to February 17, 2006 may detect this as Download.Trojan.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 17, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 17, 2006 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 28, 2012 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 22, 2006
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Elia Florio

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