WMA TrojanDownloader.GetCodec: Downloaidng Codecs May Harm Your Computer

WMA TrojanDownloader.GetCodec: Downloaidng Codecs May Harm Your Computer
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Trojan Downloader

WMA TrojanDownloader.GetCodec Trojan as the name suggests forces the user to download or install certain codec files necessary to play a video or a song and then attempts to take control over the system. WMA TrojanDownloader.GetCodec makes use of fake audio and video files associated with fastmp3player.com website.

Risk Assessment

Home Users – MEDIUM

Corporate Users – LOW

Trojan Characteristics

Filename: Associated with fastmp3player.com

Type: Downloader

Detection: TrojanDownloader

Length: variable length

How it Works

WMA TrojanDownloader.GetCodec is a medium profile risk for home users. This Trojan has been associated with fastmp3player.com website and makes use of fake audio and video files to infect the computer system. The size of the Trojan files is of variable length as these files are padded with nulls.

This Trojan offers some of the most popular mp3 and mpg files, which are posted on the servers connected to a peer to peer network. When the user downloads and plays a particular file, he/she is asked to download certain codec files necessary to play the file. User is presented with a nice looking web page with a EULA agreement and a check box to ensure that you legally want to install this software. All this is done to make the software and the installation process look original.

After the user clicks the “I Agree” button, FBrowsingAdvisor and SurfingEnhancer adware’s are downloaded on the system as specified in the EULA agreement. Before the installation ends, you will get an error message “regxpcom.exe – Unable To Locate Component” so that the user feels something wrong went with the installation. But, during the installation process, Trojan has infected the system.

Removal Instructions

In order to remove WMA TrojanDownloader.GetCodec Trojan, download and install Trojan Remover and perform a quick scan. Reboot the system, when asked for. After rebooting the system, perform a thorough scan of the system using Trojan Remover. Also, you need to download and install spyware / adware removal software such as SpyBot. SpyBot is recommended and tested software for removing all kinds of spywares and adware’s.

Don’t use any software other than recommended above. Since, these adware’s and spywares make changes to the system registry, it is necessary to use tested software that can revert back all the changes made by the WMA TrojanDownloader.GetCodec Trojan.