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Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 13, 2007 11:57:08 AM
Trojan Horse

The Promail.Trojan is a Trojan Horse. This trojan allows anyone with access to the anonymous email address mailbox to check, delete, and read your POP mail.

The Promail.Trojan is a full function POP client which allows you to obtain your email from your designated POP server(s). However, in addition to the documented functions, the program also sends your account information including your password to an anonymous email address.

The program Promail has been widely distributed on freeware and shareware repositories. The file is generally distributed as a zip file named proml121.zip. This program is touted as a completely free POP client that provides many standard email client functions. This zip file uncompresses into the file promail.exe. This is the executable that provides POP client services. These POP client services include the ability to retrieve mail from multiple POP servers.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Eric Chien

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