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Downloader.Ponik!gen8

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 27, 2014
Updated:
August 28, 2014 8:56:30 AM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Downloader.Ponik!gen8 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the Downloader.Ponik family of threats.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 28, 2014 revision 002
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 28, 2014 revision 002
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 28, 2014 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 28, 2014 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 3, 2014
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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

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