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Downloader.Parshell

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 19, 2012
Updated:
July 20, 2012 4:08:57 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
13,000 to 78,000 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Downloader.Parshell is a Trojan horse that may download more malware onto the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 19, 2012 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 23, 2012 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 19, 2012 revision 021
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 23, 2012 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 25, 2012
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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: Downloads more malware onto the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Santiago Cortes

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