Aliases: 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.
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.
Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:
- Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.
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