Published Jul 19, 2009 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.XY is a detection for a program that has had its purpose obfuscated. Commonly, VirTool:Win32/Obfuscators employ a combination of methods including encryption, compression, anti-debugging and anti-emulation techniques.

Occasionally, malware is obfuscated with a tool that uses a compromised license. Non-malicious programs that use the compromised license may also be detected. In these cases you should contact support at the company that provides the non-malicious program and ask if there is a version that does not use the compromised license.

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following Microsoft products detect and remove this threat:

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