Published Sep 21, 2012|Updated Sep 15, 2017

DDoS:Win32/Nitol.A

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: Trojan horse DDoS.AC (AVG) Trojan.Nitol!434E (Rising AV) Backdoor.Nitol (Symantec) WORM_NITOL.SMB (Trend Micro)

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This trojan can use your PC for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks without your knowledge.

The attack typically targets websites. It perfoms the attack by sending random data to the site. This malware is usually installed as a bundle from other software taken from peer-to-peer shares.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

 

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