Aliases: W32/Trojan.IQPF-5025 (Command) TR/Agent.286208.83 (Avira) W32/Emotet.AA!tr (Fortinet) TROJ_EMOTET.VJB (Trend Micro)
Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
This threat can collect your sensitive information and send it to a malicious hacker.
It can be installed on your PC when you open a malicious spam email attachment.
Learn how artificial intelligence in Windows Defender AV protects you from this threat before it even reaches your computer: How artificial intelligence stopped an Emotet outbreak
For information on defending enterprise environments from this threat, read: Mitigating and eliminating info-stealing Qakbot and Emotet in corporate networks
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 and make sure that your Cloud-based Protection settings is turned On.
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