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Trojan:JS/Miuref.B


Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This threat is a Chrome browser extension that can change your online search results. 

It can be installed by Trojan:Win32/Miuref.

See the Win32/Miuref family description for more information.



What to do now

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.

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You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

Remove browser add-ons

You might need to remove add-ons from your browser:

Threat behavior

Trojan:JS/Miuref.B is a Chrome browser extension that can hijack your search results.

It can be installed by Trojan:Win32/Miuref as a browser extension in Chrome with a name such as "Homegroup Task".

The extension redirects your web searches to another website. We have it redirect to esearchpage.com and esearchpage.org.

See the Win32/Miuref family description for more information.


Symptoms

The following could indicate that you have this threat on your PC:

  • You web searches are redirected to a different website

Prevention


Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.165.3029.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.165.3029.0 and higher
First detected on: Jan 31, 2014
This entry was first published on: May 08, 2014
This entry was updated on: May 09, 2014

This threat is also detected as:
  • Win32/Boaxxe.BE trojan (ESET)
  • BREX_MIUREF.SM1 (Trend Micro)