Published Jan 30, 2016 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Trojan:O97M/Madeba.A!det

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This is a heuristic detection for macro malware.

The threat can be installed when you open a malicious document attached to a spam email. If macros are enabled on your PC, the malware runs when the document is opened. It can then try to do one or all of the following:

  • Download and install other malware
  • Use your computer for click fraud
  • Record your keystrokes and the sites you visit
  • Send information about your PC, including user names and browsing history, to a remote malicious hacker
  • Give a remote malicious hacker access to your PC

Due to the generic nature of this detection, we can only provide general information about it.

For more information on how you can prevent macro malware, see our Threat Research & Response blog.

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.

Prevent malware infections from spam emails
Get more help

You can also visit 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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