• Undesirable program

    HIDN2.EXE Information

    This is an undesirable program.

    This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.

    If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.

  • Name
    drv_st_key
  • Filename
    hidn2.exe
  • Command
    %UserProfile%\Application Data\hidn\hidn2.exe
  • Description
    Added by the W32.Beagle.FN@mm mass-mailing worm. This infection also utilizes the m_hook.sys rootkit to hide itself.

    W32.Beagle.FN@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to spread, and may also download and execute remote files. It also attempts to lower security settings on the compromised computer.
  • File Location
    %UserProfile%\Application Data\hidn\hidn2.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
  • HijackThis Category
    O4 Entry
  • Note
    %UserProfile% refers to the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User> for Windows 2000/XP, C:\Users\<Current User> for Vista, and c:\winnt\profiles\<Current User> for Windows NT.
  • This entry has been requested 3,645 times.

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