Published Sep 11, 2013 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Blocker.cdxf (Kaspersky) Infostealer.Alina (Symantec)


Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

PWS:Win32/Dexter.A is a password-stealing threat that targets Point of Sale (PoS) systems. It tries to steal credit card information from memory, which it then sends to a hacker.

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

You can also visit the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

This threat tries to steal your sensitive and confidential information. If you think your information has been stolen, see:

You should change your passwords after you've removed this threat:

Additional remediation instructions for this threat

This threat might make lasting changes to your PC's settings that won't be restored when it's cleaned. The following steps can help change these settings back to what you want:


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