Published Mar 21, 2018 | Updated May 31, 2018

Trojan:Win32/Plutruption!ARXbxep

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

This threat represents malware that makes unauthorized changes to Windows Defender Antivirus policy settings. Removing this threat can reveal other malware files that are able to avoid detection due to the policy changes.

Scanning with Windows Defender Antivirus or other Microsoft antimalware automatically removes threats as they are detected. However, many infections can leave remnant files and system changes. Updating your antimalware definitions and running a full scan might help address these remnant artifacts.

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

Secure configuration

To get the best and fastest protection from Windows Defender Antivirus, ensure it can connect to the cloud protection service.

Use the Windows search box to find and open the Windows Defender Security Center. Navigate to Virus & threat protection settings and enable the following:

  • Cloud-delivered protection
  • Automatic sample submission
Prevent malware infection

Refer to our guide on how to prevent malware infection.

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