Backdoor:Java/Adwind is a Java archive (.JAR) file that drops a malicious component onto the machines and runs as a backdoor. When active, it is capable of stealing user information and may also be used to distribute other malware.
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Backdoor:Java/Adwind is typically spread as an executable file attached to spam email messages. When the file attachment is launched, the archive file drops malicious components onto the system , then continues to run in the background. On a Windows machine, the components are dropped to the %AppData% folder.
When running in the background, the Adwind archive file serves as a backdoor, able to install other programs, steal user information, log keystrokes, capture screenshots and update its own configuration. Information captured by the backdoor is silently forwarded to a remote server.
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