> Viruses & Risks > Trojan.Gen.SFC


Risk Level 1: Very Low

September 4, 2013
September 6, 2013 11:57:35 AM
Systems Affected:
Trojan.Gen.SFC is a generic detection for many individual but varied Trojans for which specific definitions have not been created. A generic detection is used because it protects against many Trojans that share similar characteristics.

Trojan horse programs pose as legitimate programs or files that users may recognize and want to use. They rely on this trick to lure a user into inadvertently running the Trojan. Often a Trojan will mimic a well known legitimate file name or pose as a particular type of file, like a .jpg or .doc file to trick a user.

Distribution of Trojans on to compromised computers occurs in a variety of ways. From email attachments and links to instant messages, drive-by downloads and being dropped by other malicious software. Once installed on the compromised computer, the Trojan begins to perform the predetermined actions that it was designed for.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 4, 2013 revision 025
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 4, 2013 revision 025
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 5, 2013 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 5, 2013 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 11, 2013
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: May open a back door or download other malware.


  • Distribution Level: Low

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