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Trojanized Firefox extension is a minor threat

Trojanized Firefox extension is a minor threat

Antivirus vendor McAfee has rated the Downloader-AXM Trojan horse as a low threat to users. First discovered on July 25, 2006, the Downloader-AXM Trojan was spammed via e-mail across the Internet. The e-mail regards an order placed at Wal-Mart. By opening the attached file, the Downloader-AXM Trojan attempts to install and download FormSpy, which is presented to the end user as a Web form extension for the Firefox browser. In reality, FormSpy will forward data to a third party. Despite the increased media attention, this a very low threat. For more details, see CNET News.com.