Published Sep 20, 2016 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/TrojanDownloader.Dagozill (ESET) W32/Dagozill.B!tr.dldr (Fortinet) Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Dagozill (Ikarus)


Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

This threat is designed to act as an intermediary malware within an infection chain. It is also known as the "Godzilla" loader.

In the wild, this threat has been observed to download a variant of Ransom:Win32/Locky.

Find out ways that malware can get on 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 hidden malware.

Use cloud protection

The Microsoft Active Protection Service (MAPS) uses 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. 

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You can also see our advanced troubleshooting page for more help.

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

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