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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Downloader.HAE

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Downloader.HAE
Technical name:Trj/Downloader.HAE
Threat level:Low
Alias:Adware/Searchexe
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It causes the loss of information stored on the computer, either specific files or data in general. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Jan. 2, 2006
Detection updated on:Jan. 23, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Downloader.HAE is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions: screenlogging, stealing personal data, etc.

 

Downloader.HAE prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Downloader.HAE redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Downloader.HAE redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

Downloader.HAE uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.