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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Nov 04, 2004 | Updated Apr 16, 2011


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Backdoor-AXJ (McAfee) Backdoor.Berbew (Symantec) Troj/Webber (Sophos) Troj/Padodor (Sophos)


The Berbew family of Trojans retrieves passwords stored on an infected system and sends them to a remote Web server. It also acts as a Web proxy, which allows attackers to use the infected system as a relay for remote access to other systems. Users can become infected with Trojans like Berbew in a number of ways: opening unknown e-mail attachments, running downloaded programs, using peer-to-peer file sharing programs.
To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed in your computer, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as the following:
For more information on antivirus software, see
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