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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It downloads files from several websites.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||Oct. 26, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 26, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Harnig.DW is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
it displays pop-up windows; causes system slowdowns.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level; it listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely.
Harnig.DW accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
Harnig.DW uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.