Published Jan 24, 2018 | Updated Jan 29, 2018

Trojan:PowerShell/Peasecto.A

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

This threat can perform a number of actions of a malicious hacker's choice on your PC.

NOTE: On January 28, 2018, cases of an incorrect detection for this protection were reported and immediately fixed.

New protection updates will be automatically deployed to your Microsoft antimalware software. You can also trigger an update.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.  

 

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.

Use cloud protection

Use cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. It’s turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10. 

Go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Defender > Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & threat protection> Virus & threat protection settings, and make sure that your Cloud-based Protection settings is turned On.

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You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

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