Published Aug 29, 2011 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Backdoor:Win32/Bafruz

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Backdoor:Win32/Bafruz is a multi-component family of backdoor trojans that can perform a number of different actions on your computer, such as:

  • Uninstall antivirus and security products
  • Intercept social media webpages such as Facebook and Vkontakte in order to hijack conversations
  • Install Bitcoin mining software
  • Perform denial of service attacks

Bafruz communicates with other Bafruz-infected computers via a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol in order to update and download its components onto your computer.

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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