x
48h OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
SPECIAL OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
HALLOWEEN OFFER
take advantage of our
terrific discounts
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
CHRISTMAS OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 40% OFF
x
SPECIAL OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
BLACKFRIDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
x
CYBERMONDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
(Only for homeusers)
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
Active Scan. Scan your PC free
Panda Protection

Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Encyclopedia GetVirusCard True 0

Hatoy.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Hatoy.A
Technical name:Trj/Hatoy.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trojan.Qhosts, Qhosts-1, VBS.QHOSTS
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It redirects the most common search pages visited with the browser Internet Explorer to an IP address that could host different websites.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 23, 2003
Detection updated on:Aug. 28, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Hatoy.A is a Trojan that redirects the most common search pages visited with the browser Internet Explorer to the IP address 207.44.220.30, which could host different websites.

Hatoy.A exploits the Object Tag vulnerability in order to affect the computer.

If you have Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher installed on your computer, it is highly recommendable to download the security patch from Microsoft's website. Access the patch download web page.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Hatoy.A is easy to recognize, as it redirects the Internet Explorer to an IP address that could host different websites. The following is only an example: