Name: Trojan-Downloader.WMA.GetCodec.d

Aliases: Downloader.WMA.GetCodec.d, WMA.GetCodec.d

Type: Malware

Size: N/A

First appeared on: N/A

Damage: High

Brief Description: Trojan-Downloader.WMA.GetCodec compromises system by connecting to the internet to download fake video codecs via Windows Media Player and entince user to install them on the system.

Visible Symptoms:
  • Unusual running processes/files in the task manager
  • Slow internet connection speed, declined bandwidth
  • Missing and phony system tray icons and shortcuts
  • Trojan-Downloader.WMA.GetCodec.d reinstalls after removal, difficult to remove
  • Uknown applications cause general windows instability
  • Can alter desktop background wallpaper
  • Creates pop-ups even with pop up blocker, can overflow computer with porn pop-ups
  • WMA.GetCodec.d can modify browser setting to
  • Missing registry keys dlls and system files resulting in "Blue Screen"
Technical description: Trojan-Downloader.WMA.GetCodec.d is a dangerous media codec downloader trojan that infects mp3 and wma files via security loopholes. The infected files will show following notification "Windows Media Player - The file you are attempting to play has an extension that dous not match the file format. Playing the file may result in unexpected behavior.".

Propagation: Trojan-Downloader.WMA.GetCodec.d is generally installed on the system by clicking on fake mediaplayer codec update popups or by downloading infected windows_meda_player_flash_codec_plugin.exe file from hijacker website.

Removal instruction: N/A