Published May 19, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Trojan:Win64/Apolmy.A

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat uses a Microsoft vulnerability to escalate the privilege of a running process. The vulnerability is called CVE-2014-4113 or the "Win32k.sys Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability".

You can read more and apply updates to prevent exploiting this vulnerability in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-058.

The threat will work if you have one of the following vulnerable versions 64-bit Windows:

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows RT
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2

You may get an alert about this threat even if you're not using a vulnerable version of the application. This is because we detect when a website or file tries to use the vulnerability, even if it isn't successful.

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.

Update your software

It's important to keep your software up to date:

Get more help

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

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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