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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Hiviti.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Hiviti.A
Technical name:Bck/Hiviti.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, which allows it to obtain sensitive information, such as passwords. Then, it sends the gathered data to a certain email address.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 1, 2006
Detection updated on:May 1, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Hiviti.A is a backdoor that injects itself into the process explorer.exe, in order to go unnoticed. It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, which allows Hiviti.A to obtain sensitive information, such as passwords.

Then, it sends the gathered data to a certain email address.

Hiviti.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Hiviti.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.