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Virus Encyclopedia

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Haxdoor.NJ

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Haxdoor.NJ
Technical name:Rootkit/Haxdoor.NJ
Threat level:Medium
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:  

It allows files and Windows Registry entries to be hidden, obtains confidential information about the user, such as passwords, and sends the data to its author. It reaches the computer installed by Bck/Haxdoor.NJ.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/CE

First detected on:Oct. 10, 2006
Detection updated on:Oct. 10, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Haxdoor.NJ is a rootkit that allows files and Windows Registry entries to be hidden. This way, even when a user looks for these items on a computer, they won't be able to see them.

Additionally, it injects itself into the Windows Explorer process explorer.exe and Internet Explorer process iexplore.exe in order to activate itself whenever they are run

The backdoor detected as Haxdoor.NJ uses this rootkit in order to obtain confidential information about the user, such as passwords.