Threat Description

Backdoor: W32/Haxdoor


Category: Malware
Type: Backdoor
Platform: W32
Aliases: Backdoor:W32/Haxdoor


Backdoor:W32/Haxdoor is a family of malicious remote administration programs (RAT) that are commonly used by attackers to steal sensitive information - passwords, account details, etc - from infected systems. Later variants in the Haxdoor family also engage in attacks against online payment systems and banking portals.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

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Technical Details

While active on the infected computer, Haxdoor variants can perform a variety of malicious actions, including killing processes, blocking connections to sites and so on.

Some Haxdoor variants also include rootkit capabilities and are able to hide their presence and actions on the computer system.

Representative examples of Haxdoor variants include:


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