Published May 12, 2014|Updated Mar 08, 2018

MSIL/Dofoil

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

See the Win32/Dofoil family description for more information.

On March 6, 2018, behavior monitoring and machine learning technologies in Windows Defender Antivirus stopped a Dofoil variant (also known as Smoke Loader) that tried to infect more than 400,000 computers. The massive campaign aimed to install a cryptocurrency miner that uses victim computers' resources for coin mining purposes. Learn how artificial intelligence stopped the attack within minutes:

Behavior monitoring combined with machine learning spoils a massive Dofoil coin mining campaign

 

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