• Undesirable program

    HTTP.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
    Internet Explorer
  • Filename
  • Command
    c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\shttps\http.exe
  • Description
    Added as part of a new potential CWS infection. This program is part of a suite of programs that installs a web server, php, ftp server, socks, and mail server on your computer without your knowledge.

    These files are known to be part of an infection that transmits information about your bank accounts, passwords, and other financial information. It should be deleted immediately and you should enable your firewall.

    The shttps directory should be removed in its entirety from safe mode and then you should contact your financial services and report the issue and have passwords changed.
  • File Location
    c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\shttps\http.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
  • HijackThis Category
    O4 Entry
  • This entry has been requested 4,432 times.


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