Vidlo

Classification

Malware

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Vidlo, Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Vidlo

Summary

The trojan downloader family consists of dozens of different variants. The main characteristic of these downloaders is that they hiddenly download and run executable files on a user's computer.

Many of these downloaders are compressed with different file compressors to reduce their size and to hide their contents from users' eyes.

These Trojans are typically distributed via email attachments.

Removal

For the disinfection instructions for this type of malware please refer to this webpage:

https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/trojdown.shtml

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details


Variant:Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Vidlo.q

This variant was distributed widely in July 2005, as fake bill from Deutsche Telekom. The filename used was rechnung.pdf.exe.