Published May 21, 2009 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Trojan:JS/Kak.gen

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: JS/Kak (CA) Email-Worm.VBS.KakWorm (Kaspersky) JS.Kak.Z (VirusBuster) JS.Kak.G@mm (BitDefender) JS/Kak (ESET) JS/Kak@M (McAfee) :Kak.Worm (Panda) WScript.KakWorm.dr (Symantec)

Summary

Trojan:JS/Kak.gen is the generic detection for samples of a malware that may spread via e-mail. However, since its spreading mechanism is via an exploit to software that is no longer available, all current samples are effectively trojans.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. Use Microsoft Security Essentials or another up-to-date scanning and removal tool to detect and remove this threat and other unwanted software from your computer. For more information on Microsoft security products, see http://www.microsoft.com/protect/products/computer/default.mspx.
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