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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Harnig.B

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Harnig.B
Technical name:Trj/Harnig.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Password Stealer
Effects:  

It contains several Trojans which download files, end active processes, steal passwords, log keystrokes, etc.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 31, 2004
Detection updated on:March 20, 2006
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:RUSSIA

Brief Description 

    

Harnig.B is a detection that contains several Trojans that StartPage.BZ downloads to the affected computer from an specific website. Then, StartPage.BZ executes these Trojans.

These Trojans belong to different classes, and carry out the following actions: download files, end active processes, steal passwords, log keystrokes, etc.

Harnig.B does not use any specific means to spread. It can reach computers through the normal means used by viruses: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Harnig.B is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following window whenever the user opens the browser Internet Explorer: