Threat Descriptons



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Vidlo, Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Vidlo


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.


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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 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.

Technical Details


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

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