Published Aug 31, 2008|Updated Apr 16, 2011

Win32/Skintrim

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win-Trojan/Mailskinner.34816 (AhnLab) W32/Mailskinner.A (Command) Generic2.BAZ (AVG) MailSkinner (McAfee) Adware/NaviPromo (Panda) Mal/Behav-155 (Sophos) Trojan.Skintrim (Symantec) Trojan.Mailskinner.A (VirusBuster) Adware.Win32.MailSkinner (other)

Summary

Win32/Skintrim is a trojan that downloads and executes arbitrary files, including updates and additional malware, from a predefined Web site, and displays advertisements. This trojan may be distributed by certain Web sites as a Microsoft Outlook add-on used to display 'emoticons', (i.e. icons used to represent emotions) or other animated icons within e-mail messages.

 

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