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JS.Trojan.Blinder

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 4, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:33:42 PM
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

JS.Trojan.Blinder is an embedded JavaScript Trojan horse that spoofs the URL displayed in the browser address bar.



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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 4, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 4, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 6, 2005
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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: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Candid Wueest

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