Win32.Nethief is a RAT or Remote Administration Tool. This is a method employed by hackers to enter your machine surreptitiously and then take control of it remotely. You may have been infected with Win32.Nethief through an e-mail or by possibly through a Print and File Sharing program.
This nuisance will connect with a server and comes compressed with ASPack. Infection of this sort puts you in direct contact with a hacker whose only intent is to harvest information from your personal files. Written in Visual C++, Win32.Nethief will run on most Windows operating systems.
Remove at once.
To attempt manual removal, you must kill this processe:
Remove these registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionpoliciesexplorerrun, internet explorer=
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun, internet explorer=IEXPLORE.exe=
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun, internet explorer=IExplorer.exe=
Followed by deleting these files:
nethief.exe, nethief.ini, readme.txt, server.bud.
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