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  3. W32.Netad.Trojan


Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 4, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:22:40 PM
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:

W32.Netad.Trojan is a Trojan horse that attempts to delete all the files on the C: drive.

This Trojan is written in the Delphi programming language.

In file properties, the following details are visible:
  • Company Name: Windows (c) Corp.
  • Internal Name: Windows Service Datenbank Management System
  • Language: German (Germany)
  • Legal Trademarks: Windows (c)
  • Filename: ws32.dbms.exe
  • Product Name: Windows Service Datenbank Management System
  • Product Version:

Some possible methods of distribution for this Trojan could be:
  • Placed on public FTP sites
  • Peer-to-peer file-sharing networks
  • Spammed as attachments in email

The file could be named anything and the name could depend on the distribution method. There is no static filename associated with this particular threat.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 4, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 4, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 5, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Rodney Andres

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