Threat Description

Trojan-Downloader: ​W32/Swizzor

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Trojan-Downloader
Platform: W32
Aliases: Trojan-Downloader:​W32/Swizzor, trojan.win32.swizzor, Trojan-downloader:w32/swizzor.gen!a

Summary


This type of trojan secretly downloads malicious files from a remote server, then installs and executes the files.



Removal


To remove the downloader, it's enough to delete its file from the hard drive.



Technical Details


Trojan-Downloader:W32/Swizzor downloads and installsa LOP.COM-related plugin that acts as spyware/adware and provides customized search capabilities. The download and installation occurs without a notification to the user and without the user's approval.Swizzor may be silently installed on a user's computer while browsing the Internet (driveby download).






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