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VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.ABO


Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.ABO are a group of programs that hide their purpose to avoid analysis and detection by your security software.  To do this they use a combination of encryption, compression, anti-debugging and anti-emulation techniques.

These techniques are used by a number of different kinds of malware. The malware that lies "underneath" can have almost any purpose.



What to do now

The following Microsoft security 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.

Threat behavior

VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.ABO are a group of programs that hide their purpose to avoid analysis and detection by your security software.  To do this they use a combination of encryption, compression, anti-debugging and anti-emulation techniques.

These techniques are used by a number of different kinds of malware. The malware that lies "underneath" can have almost any purpose.


Symptoms

This detection covers a broad range of different malicious programs. There are no symptoms that are specific to a Win32/Obfuscator infection.

Prevention


Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.137.851.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.173.2181.0 and higher
First detected on: Oct 01, 2012
This entry was first published on: Jun 25, 2008
This entry was updated on: Oct 07, 2013

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