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Downloader.Ponik

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 9, 2012
Updated:
June 27, 2013 2:05:19 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
1,234 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Downloader.Ponik is a Trojan horse that downloads more malware onto the compromised computer. It may also steal passwords from the compromised computer.

For more information, please see the following resource:
Chicken or Egg: Where Does W32.Changeup Come From?

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 9, 2012 revision 007
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 29, 2014 revision 025
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 9, 2012 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 30, 2014 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 14, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Downloads more malware.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals passwords.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Alan Neville and Kevin Savage

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