1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Spyware.Hotra


February 13, 2007 11:35:37 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
hotdog.exe, extra.exe, hotdogid.ini, extra_config_url.txt, extra_notify_url.txt, config_url.txt
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


Spyware.Hotra monitors Internet browsing habits by periodically sending the current URL (in Internet Explorer) to a Web site that the Spyware designates.


The system hangs for long periods of time while browsing the Internet.
  • Your firewall blocks the files, as listed in the File names section below, from accessing specific Web sites.


Spyware.Hotra is installed on the system when you visit a Web site.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 10, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 26, 2015 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 12, 2003
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