This type of trojan secretly downloads malicious files from a remote server, then installs and executes the files.
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.
This trojan-downloader is distributed as a file attachment to spam emails. The attached programs are typically labelled using legitimate-sounding document names, such as 'invoice', as a simple form of social engineering.
On execution of the attached file, the trojan-downloader will attempt to install itself onto the machine, then contact a remote server for additional files and/or instructions.
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