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Trojan.Gen.2

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 20, 2010
Updated:
August 22, 2011 4:35:42 PM
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.Gen.2 is a generic detection for many individual but varied Trojans for which specific definitions have not been created. A generic detection is used because it protects against many Trojans that share similar characteristics.

Trojan horse programs pose as legitimate programs or files that users may recognize and want to use. They rely on this trick to lure a user into inadvertently running the Trojan. Often a Trojan will mimic a well known legitimate file name or pose as a particular type of file, like a .jpg or .doc file to trick a user.

Distribution of Trojans on to compromised computers occurs in a variety of ways. From email attachments and links to instant messages, drive-by downloads and being dropped by other malicious software. Once installed on the compromised computer, the Trojan begins to perform the predetermined actions that it was designed for.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 20, 2010
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 9, 2014 revision 002
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 20, 2010
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 9, 2014 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 24, 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: Medium
  • Payload: May open a back door or download other malware.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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