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Trojan:SWF/Redirector.I


Trojan:SWF/Redirector.I is a SWF file that redirects the browser to web pages containing other malware.


What to do now

Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as the Microsoft Safety Scanner (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=212742). For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/vista.mspx.

Threat behavior

Trojan:SWF/Redirector.I is a SWF file that redirects the browser to web pages containing other malware.
 
This trojan is known to be an entry point of the malware deployment chain of Trojan:Win32/Helpud.AA. It may arrive in the system when a user browses a website containing this SWF file.
 
When the browser loads this SWF file, browser windows or tabs may be opened to the following locations:
 
The above files try to download and execute a file detected as Trojan:Win32/Helpud.AA.
 
Analysis by Marian Radu

Symptoms

There are no common symptoms associated with this threat. Alert notifications from installed antivirus software may be the only symptom(s).

Prevention


Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.45.970.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.93.731.0 and higher
First detected on: Oct 22, 2008
This entry was first published on: Oct 22, 2008
This entry was updated on: Apr 17, 2011

This threat is also detected as:
  • Trojan-Downloader.SWF.Agent.y (Kaspersky)