Published Dec 06, 2009 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: ASF/Wimad!generic (CA) Trojan-Downloader.WMA.GetCodec.r (Kaspersky) Mal/ASFDldr-A (Sophos) Trojan.Wimad.Gen.1 (BitDefender) WMA/TrojanDownloader.GetCodec.Gen (ESET)


Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
This threat tries to trick you into downloading other malware. When you open a media file it redirects you to a website and prompts you to download codecs files that can pose a security risk to 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 other hidden malware.

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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