Threat Descriptons



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Trojan-Downloader:W32/Carberp, Trojan-Spy:W32/Carberp, , Trojan-Downloader:W32/Carberp , Trojan.Downloader.Carberp, Trojan.Carberp , TrojanDownloader:Win32/Carberp.A , TROJ_DLOADER.A


Trojan-Downloader:W32/Carberp downloads and installs additional programs onto the computer without the user's knowledge or consent.


Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

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

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  • 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

On execution, Trojan-Downloader:W32/Carberp copies itself to a temporary file, then downloads additional malware onto the infected system. The downloaded files are hidden using rootkit techniques.

The malware contacts a remote server, from which it can retrieve additional content for download.

While active, Carberp harvests confidential information, such as system details and contact data saved on the computer. These details may be forwarded to the remote server.

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