Aliases: W32.Eternalrocks (Symantec) MicroBotMassiveNet (other)
Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
This threat downloads and installs other programs, including other malware, onto your PC without your consent.
For those organizations who have not yet applied the security update, we suggest you immediately deploy Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010 if you have not already done so.
Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:
- Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.
Protect your sensitive information
This threat tries to steal your sensitive and confidential information. If you think your information has been stolen, see:
You should change your passwords after you've removed this threat:
Use cloud protection
Use cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. It’s turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for Windows 10.
Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Defender > Open Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & threat protection> Virus & threat protectionsettings and make sure that your Cloud-delivered protection settings is turned On.
Get more help
If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.
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