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It downloads and executes the Trojan Dropper.O, which at the same time installs an adware type program in the affected computer.>
|First detected on:||July 26, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||July 29, 2004|
MhtRedir.N is a Trojan that exploits a vulnerability in order to download, from an specific website, another Trojan detected by Panda Security as Trj/Dropper.O. In addition, this Trojan drops and executes the adware detected as Adware/Nsearch.
MhtRedir.N reaches the computer when the users visit specific websites. If the computer has the vulnerability described by Microsoft in the security bulletin MS04-013, then it will be automatically affected without user intervention.
So it is highly recommendable to download the corresponding security patch available from Microsoft's website.
MhtRedir.N is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.