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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Agent.HCT

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Agent.HCT
Technical name:Trj/Agent.HCT
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It sends the information it has captured to a remote user. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 15, 2007
Detection updated on:Nov. 15, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Agent.HCT is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: .

It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Agent.HCT does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.