Published Sep 12, 2006 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos automatically downloads unwanted software such as SpySheriff, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpyDawn, SpywareStrike, and other similarly named programs. These programs typically present erroneous warnings claiming the system is infected with spyware and offer to remove the alleged spyware for a fee. In some cases, the programs may also cause system instability.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. Use the Microsoft Windows Defender, Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Safety Scanner, or another up-to-date scanning and removal tool to detect and remove this threat and other unwanted software from your computer. For more information on Microsoft security products, see http://www.microsoft.com/protect/products/computer/default.mspx.
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