Backdoor.MSNNightmare

Backdoor.MSNNightmare Description

Backdoor.MSNNightmare is a backdoor Trojan which enters your computer system circumventing the installed security programs and guarantees a remote access to your machine for a third-party. Backdoor.MSNNightmare attempts to stay undetected by security software, that means it does not have an interface and runs in the background of your processes; therefore, you will not be aware of that your computer has been corrupted by Backdoor.MSNNightmare. Backdoor.MSNNightmare can result in a denial of service attacks, install other Trojans and various types of malware threats onto your computer system. Backdoor.MSNNightmare can easily slow down your Internet connection or block you from opening certain websites. Backdoor.MSNNightmare is also able to connect to a remote server and download and install a downloader or a keylogger Trojan, which will spy you, recording your keystrokes and then gather and store sensitive data such as your banking logins and passwords. It is recommended to remove Backdoor.MSNNightmare from the compromised PC as quickly as possible.

Aliases: Suspicious file [Panda], Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.ModifiedUPX.C!87 [McAfee-GW-Edition], Trojan.DownLoader4.14159 [DrWeb], Heur.Suspicious [Comodo], Trojan.Generic.6294611 [BitDefender], W32/MALAGNT.GL!tr [Fortinet], Trojan.SuspectCRC [Ikarus], Trojan/Win32.Malagnt [AhnLab-V3], Trojan.Inject.15969 [DrWeb], TrojWare.Win32.Trojan.Agent.Gen [Comodo], Trojan.SuspectCRC!IK, Trojan.Generic.KDV.124904 [BitDefender], Win32.MALAGNT.Gl [eSafe], Win32:Spyware-gen [Avast] and TROJ_MALAGNT.GL.

Technical Information

File System Details

Backdoor.MSNNightmare creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 cMessengerMD.dll 73,728 88ba1e7d0bca720f05a99f99f2583be2 2
2 hMessengerMD.dll 53,248 3e1e02f78a4d0db53fd098f2d9a9520c 2
3 C:\Windupdt\winupdate.exe 18,361,370 dbf3459ba7112f435a990fc098fa34ac 2
4 %WINDIR%\system32\winm.exe 83,968 1691a73ec5c765bb619cd5d1678ee7bb 1
5 %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\DriverPerformer_17i.exe 242,176 351ee0ffd52a2d6591ab2a1972bdc4b2 1
6 winupdate.exe N/A
7 jsi.dll N/A

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