Published Nov 10, 2015 | Updated Jan 31, 2018

BrowserModifier:Win32/Xiazai

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus  detects and removes this unwanted software.

This program installs unwanted software on your PC at the same time as the software you are trying to install, without adequate consent.

For more information about this threat, read the Windows Security blog:

MSRT June 2017: Removing sneaky Xiazai

This threat is an unwanted software. An unwanted software is a program that alters your Windows experience without your consent or control. We use a set of evaluation criteria to determine what programs are classified as unwanted software. As the software ecosystem evolves, so do our evaluation criteria. To learn more, read these blog entries:

 

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

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

Remove programs

You might need to manually remove this program:

Use cloud protection

The Microsoft Active Protection Service (MAPS) uses cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. It’s turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for Windows 10. 

Get more help

You can also see 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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