Malware and threats description

Computer threads and malicious software description

Agent.TPF

2013-02-16

Aliases: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.tpf

Category: Malware

Parameters: Type: Trojan-Downloader; Platform: W32

Short description

Trojan downloaders downloads and installs new malware or adware on the computer.

The downloaded files contents backdoors, bots, Trojan horses, etc.

Long description

Initially Agent.TPF arrives as an attachment in spam mail with subject:

Hot News
Hot Pictures
Something Hot

It uses the name "Card.zip", which contains a copy of malware with name "card.scr".

The files recognized as a Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.tpf has the same characteristics as Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.rek.