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Downloader.MisleadApp

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 11, 2007
Updated:
September 4, 2012 12:30:17 PM
Also Known As:
Troj/FakeAV-CE [Sophos]
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
Downloader.MisleadApp is a generic detection for programs that download misleading applications on to the compromised computer.

For more information, please see the following resources:
Trojan.FakeAV

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 11, 2007 revision 035
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 25, 2014 revision 034
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 12, 2007 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 25, 2014 revision 033
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 13, 2007
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
  • Payload: Downloads misleading applications on to the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Cathal Mullaney

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