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MhtRedir.S

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MhtRedir.S
Technical name:Exploit/MhtRedir.S
Threat level:Low
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:  

It downloads and executes the Trojan StartPage.JL.

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Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 23, 2004
Detection updated on:Aug. 23, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MhtRedir.S is a Trojan that exploits a vulnerability in order to download, from an specific website, another Trojan detected by Panda Security as Trj/StartPage.JL.

MhtRedir.S reaches the computer when 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.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MhtRedir.S is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.