Threat Database Trojan Downloader Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A


By Sumo3000 in Trojan Downloader

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 80 % (High)
Infected Computers: 11
First Seen: January 8, 2014
Last Seen: November 19, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A is a Trojan downloader that installs various types of threats on affected computers. Criminals use social engineering tactics to trick inexperienced computer users into opening the Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A executable file after downloading it onto their computer. Once Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A has been downloaded, Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A tries to make a connection with a third-party server and download and install various threats on the victim's computer.

Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A is Associated with a Spam Email

Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A is being distributed using a common spam email strategy. This strategy involves bogus email messages from AT&T. These spam email messages claim that a voice mail message has arrived in the computer user's inbox. If you are using a reliable security program with anti-spam functions and email security, it may detect these treacherous emails immediately. However computer users without proper security protection may end up falling for the dishonest scheme.

Email messages used to distribute Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A use deceived email addresses, pretending the email was emitted by These messages use the subject line 'AT&T – You have a new Voice Mail,' and use a design and lay out that makes it seem as if they are official emails from this company. The main body of the email reads: 'You are receiving this message because we were unable to deliver it, voice message did not go through because the voicemail was unavailable at that moment.' These emails contain a corrupted ZIP file attachment named ''. Unzipping this compressed archive reveals a compromised executable file that runs Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A as soon as it is opened.

Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A Needs to Be Removed from Your PC for Good

When there's a reason for you to think that your PC has had a contact with Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A, security researchers strongly advise the use of a powerful, fully updated security program to scan the affected computer. Threats associated with Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A may severely endanger your computer, allowing criminals to control it from a remote location, supervise your online actions or pilfer your data. Threats associated with Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A may endanger your online accounts, allowing criminals to obtain access to the bank accounts you have online, emails or credit card data, making Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A a severe threat to your privacy and security.

File System Details

Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections


The following messages associated with Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.A were found:

You are receiving this message because we were unable to deliver it, voice message did not go through because the voicemail was unavailable at that moment


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