Threat Description

Vidlo

Details

Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: 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



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.





Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, July 20th, 2005


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