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VirTool:Win32/BeeInject


Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

VirTool:Win32/BeeInject is a detection for malware that exhibits certain malicious behavior. The behavior of threats detected as BeeInject varies, as the detection may cover a range of programs that are used by malware authors to inject code into running Windows applications or services.



What to do now

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:

Threat behavior

VirTool:Win32/BeeInject is a detection for malware that exhibits certain malicious behavior. The behavior of threats detected as BeeInject varies, as the detection may cover a range of programs that are used by malware authors to inject code into running Windows applications or services.

Malware detected as VirTool:Win32/BeeInject can have virtually any purpose, including but not limited to the following:

  • Inject a remote thread into "iexplore.exe" (Internet Explorer) - it might do this to hide itself from security software
  • Run applications without your knowledge or consent
  • Download malicious files
  • Change your computer's registry settings
  • Steal your credentials or personally identifiable information 

Analysis by Jaime Wong


Symptoms

There are no common symptoms associated with this threat. Alert notifications from installed antivirus software may be the only symptoms.


Prevention


Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.83.160.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.173.2373.0 and higher
First detected on: May 20, 2010
This entry was first published on: Aug 04, 2010
This entry was updated on: Aug 15, 2013

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No known aliases