Published Jan 09, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Downloader/Win32.Andromeda (AhnLab) Backdoor.Win32.Simda.aedg (Kaspersky) Trojan horse Simda.AAP (AVG) TR/Crypt.ZPACK.94160 (Avira) Trojan.Rodricter.153 (Dr.Web) Win32/Simda.B trojan (ESET) W32/Kryptik.CQAY!tr (Fortinet)


Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat can give a malicious hacker access and control of your PC. It can also steal your personal information and download other malware.

It can be downloaded by an exploit when you visit a hacked or malicious website.  

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.   

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other hidden malware.

Reset the Hosts file

This threat might change the contents of your Hosts file. You can reset it to the default:

Get more help

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.

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