Know Your Malware: Harnig Removal

Harnig is a trojan designed to secretly download and install numerous adware parasites, dialers, backdoors and other trojans. Once executed, it silently installs itself to the system and drops few pests. Then it contacts certain Internet resources and downloads more parasites. Harnig connects a compromised computer to the Internet by dialing a high-cost phone number using a modem. It also changes the web browser's settings and decreases overall Internet security. The trojan is able to terminate some antivirus processes. It automatically runs on every Windows startup.

Related files: desktop.exe, dial32.exe, dkdial.exe, kl.exe, mstasks1.exe, mstasks2.exe, paytime.exe, seksdialer.exe, system.exe, tool[X].exe, toolbar.exe, wintime.exe, system32.dll

Harnig properties:
Changes browser settings
Connects itself to the internet
Hides from the user
Stays resident in background Remove Harnig, removal instructions

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 14th November 2005 11:56AM