Threat Description

Trojan-Downloader: W32/Small.EKV


Category: Malware
Type: Trojan-Downloader
Platform: W32
Date Discovered: March 29, 2007
Aliases: Trojan-Downloader:W32/Small.EKV


This type of trojan secretly downloads malicious files from a remote server, then installs and executes the files.


Automatic action

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Technical Details

Trojan-Downloader:W32/Small.EKV attempts to download and install other malware to the system. Small.EKV arrives on the system as a downloaded file of Exploit:W32/Ani.C.


Upon execution, it launches Internet Explorer by using the following hard-coded path:

  • C:\program files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe

It then injects the code to Internet Explorer and proceeds to download and execute another file from the following site:


The site listed above is currently inaccessible as of the time of this writing.


F-Secure Anti-Virus detects this malware with the following updates:

Detection Type: PC
Database: 2007-03-29_10


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