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Trojan.Smitnyl

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 17, 2011
Updated:
February 18, 2011 6:39:55 AM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Trojan.Smitnyl is a Trojan horse that infects the Master Boot Record (MBR) and userinit.exe. It may then download more files on to the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 17, 2011 revision 017
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 17, 2011 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 17, 2011 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 23, 2011
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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
  • Payload: Downloads more files.
  • Modifies Files: Infects the file %System%\userinit.exe.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Kevin Savage

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