Published Jul 30, 2014 | Updated Sep 24, 2018


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

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Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

A trojan is a type of malware that can’t spread on its own. It relies on you to run them on your PC by mistake, or visit a hacked or malicious webpage.

They can steal your personal information, download more malware, or give a malicious hacker access to your PC.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.


NOTE: On January 4, 2018, an incorrect detection for our cloud-based protection for Trojan:Win32/Peals.F!cl was identified and immediately fixed. To ensure that this issue is remediated, you can force a manual update of your Microsoft antimalware software.

If you suspect incorrect detection of your files, check your Windows Defender quarantine and restore the files. Only detections of this malware around this day might be incorrect.


Our layered approach to intelligent, cloud-based protection employs a diverse set of machine learning models designed to catch the wide range of threats: from massive malware campaigns to small-scale, localized attacks. Read more:   Small businesses targeted by highly localized Ursnif campaign  



Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.

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