Published Dec 10, 2012|Updated Mar 08, 2018

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Dofoil.S

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: TROJ_SPNR.06JM12 (Trend Micro)

Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus  detects and removes this threat.
 
TrojanDownloader:Win32/Dofoil.S is a trojan that silently downloads and installs other programs without consent. This could include the installation of additional malware or malware components to an affected computer.

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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