Published Jan 26, 2012|Updated Mar 08, 2018

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Dofoil.O

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Trojan.Tenegour.9 (Dr.Web) Downloader-CRD (McAfee) Troj/Bredo-TZ (Sophos)

Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus   detects and removes this threat.

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Dofoil.O is a trojan that attempts to download arbitrary files from specified remote servers. This trojan may be encountered as a file attached to a spammed email message.

On March 6, 2018, behavior monitoring and machine learning technologies in Windows Defender Antivirus stopped a Dofoil variant (also known as Smoke Loader) that tried to infect more than 400,000 computers. The massive campaign aimed to install a cryptocurrency miner that uses victim computers' resources for coin mining purposes. Learn how artificial intelligence stopped the attack within minutes:

Behavior monitoring combined with machine learning spoils a massive Dofoil coin mining campaign

 

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