Hacktool.HTTPRat

Hacktool.HTTPRat

Updated:
13 February 2007
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
httpserver.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior



Hacktool.HTPRat is used to create a Backdoor.Zombam.B executable with the hackers chosen options.

Symptoms


Files are detected as Hacktool.HTTPRat.

Behavior


Must be run manually.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 26 September 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version 09 January 2018 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version 26 September 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version 09 January 2018 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 01 October 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Hacktool.HTTPRat allows the hacker to specify:
  • What port they want Backdoor.Zombam.B to run on.
  • Where they want notification of infection sent.
  • Whether or not they want the Trojan to attempt to end the processes of firewall and antivirus software.

It displays the following dialog box when it is executed:







Update the virus definitions.
  1. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Hacktool.HTPRat.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Updating the virus definitions
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
  • Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions: These virus definitions are posted to the LiveUpdate servers once each week (usually on Wednesdays), unless there is a major virus outbreak. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by LiveUpdate, refer to the Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate).
  • Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted on U.S. business days (Monday through Friday). You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by the Intelligent Updater, refer to the Virus Definitions (Intelligent Updater).

    The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are available: Read "How to update virus definition files using the Intelligent Updater" for detailed instructions.

2. Scanning for and deleting the infected files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files.
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected as infected with Hacktool.HTPRat, click Delete.