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Downloader.Instas

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 14, 2012
Updated:
June 14, 2012 3:52:23 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
111,104 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Downloader.Instas is a Trojan horse that downloads more malware on to the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 14, 2012 revision 017
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 14, 2012 revision 018
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 10, 2012 revision 006
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 20, 2012
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Downloads more malware on to the compromised computer.

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: Santiago Cortes

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