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Risk Level 1: Very Low

November 9, 2012
June 27, 2013 2:05:19 PM
Infection Length:
1,234 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Downloader.Ponik is a Trojan horse that downloads more malware onto the compromised computer. It may also steal passwords from the compromised computer.

For more information, please see the following resource:
Chicken or Egg: Where Does W32.Changeup Come From?

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 9, 2012 revision 007
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 12, 2016 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 9, 2012 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 12, 2016 revision 021
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 14, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Alan Neville and Kevin Savage

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