Published Mar 29, 2012|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Backdoor:Win32/Kelihos.F

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: BDS/Kelihos.F.50 (Avira) Trojan.Packed.2339 (Dr.Web) Trojan.Win32.FakeAv.lqyd (Kaspersky) Mal/FakeAV-QV (Sophos)

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This trojan can give a malicious hacker access and control of your PC.

It can be installed by other malware, such as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Waledac.C, or other variants of the Win32/Kelihos family.

The family spreads by sending spam emails that have links to other malware. They can also communicate with other PCs to exchange information about sending spam emails, steal your sensitive information, or download and run malicious files.

 

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