Published May 28, 2008|Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Email-Worm.Win32.Agent.bx (Kaspersky) (McAfee) W32/Smallworm.BDM (Norman) Mal/Basine-C (Sophos)


Win32/Cutwail is a multi-component family of trojans that download and execute arbitrary files. Downloaded files may be executed from disk or injected directly into other processes. Whilst the functionality of the files that are downloaded is variable, Cutwail's purpose is often to send spam. Cutwail also employs a rootkit and other defensive techniques to avoid detection and removal.
This component is used to send spam.


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