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Apher, TrojanDownloader.Win32.Apher.gen, Backdoor.Death.25.gen


A new trojan Apher has been found on August 20th, 2002.


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Technical Details

It was distributed in email messages as follows:

Subject:Protect Your NetWare with

KasperskyTM Anti-Virus
"Kaspersky Labs, an international data-security software
developer, announces the official release of Kaspersky
4.0. "We are pleased to present the latest
version of our anti-virus product. The unique technology,
updated design, and perfected administering system integrated
into Kaspersky Anti-Virus 4.0 is the result of many years
of work dedicated to improving the ease of working with
the program and increasing computer defense reliability,"
said Natalya Kaspersky, Kaspersky Labs CEO. The new Kaspersky
Anti-Virus version (Personal Pro, Personal, Lite) fully
supports the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. Amongst
this versions latest innovations are: a complete user interface
upgrade corresponding to Tree Chart technology; perfected system
installation that allows for the saving the configuration of
previously installed versions, and a quarantine feature for
isolating infected and suspicious objects; expanded treatment of
infected archived files; an added function for the treatment of
Microsoft Outlook Express and objects upon system start up and
also a memory scanning of active applications; and simplified
operating features for disk recovery.
Best regards,
If you have any questions
please call
+1(866) 7280-290"
Attachment: AAPRICES.EXE

Once the attachment is executed it downloads and silently executes from a Russian web site a file Slnew.exe. This file is new variant of Backdoor.Death.25. The backdoor provides access to the compromised computer for a remote attacker.

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