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Downloader.Ponik!gen4

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 12, 2013
Updated:
December 12, 2013 2:06:36 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
Downloader.Ponik!gen4 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the Downloader.Ponik family of threats.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 12, 2013 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 12, 2013 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 12, 2013 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 12, 2013 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 18, 2013
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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.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals passwords.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
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