Downloader.Berbew is a Trojan Horse that attempts to download Backdoor.Berbew
from the Internet and execute it on the local system. This Trojan was spammed to a large number of individuals in an email message claiming to be from Citibank Accounting or E-Loan.com.
Downloader.Berbew typically arrives as an attachment with a .pif extension, such as:
- www.fdic.com.fraud.security.pif.zip (This is a password protected zip file.)
- Detections for this threat were updated on April 7, 2004 to account for the discovery of a minor variant.
- Virus definitions dated June 6, 2006 or earlier may detect this threat as Trojan.Download.Berbew.
Click for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.