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PictureNote.Trojan

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 25, 1999
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:47:37 AM
Also Known As:
Trojan Horse, Backdoor.Note, Picture.exe, URLSnoop
Type:
Trojan Horse

PictureNote.Trojan is a malicious trojan horse program. Please note that PictureNote.Trojan does not have the ability to spread like a virus.

This program has been sent to many Internet users through Internet email anonymously. The file attached to an email is usually named PICTURE.EXE.

It searches the hard drive for your America Online (AOL) user information, and attempts to email that information to a specific email address.

Norton AntiVirus users can protect themselves from this trojan horse by downloading the current virus definitions.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 8, 1999
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 21, 2012 revision 039
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 8, 1999
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 22, 2012 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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

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: Raul Elnitiarta

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