Trojan-Downloader:W32/Tracur.J identifies a malicious DLL file that installs a malicious plug-in for the Internet Explorer and/or Mozilla Firefox web browsers in order to redirect searches to an unsolicited website.
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
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.
This file is probably dropped by a separate dropper program.
The DLL file is registered as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) with the Internet Explorer web browser. If the Mozilla Firefox web browser is installed, the file will also install a malicious extension (the browser's equivalent of a BHO) for Firefox.
Once installed, the BHO in either web browser will redirect searches made using various search engines to:
The site may host more malicious content. The list of targeted search engines is hard-coded; targeted search engines are:
During installation, Tracur.J creates the following registry keys:
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