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|Alias:||Trojan.Qhosts, Qhosts-1, VBS.QHOSTS|
|Effects: ||It redirects the most common search pages visited with the browser Internet Explorer to an IP address that could host different websites.|
|First detected on:||Sept. 23, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 28, 2006|
Hatoy.A is a Trojan that redirects the most common search pages visited with the browser Internet Explorer to the IP address 18.104.22.168, 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.
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: