Published Feb 11, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Virus:Win32/Virut.BO

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

It can give a remote malicious hacker access to your PC. 

This virus spreads through infected networks and removable drives such as floppy disks, USB sticks, or flash card readers.

See the Win32/Virut family description for more information.

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.

Be careful when sharing files

Windows has a feature that lets you share files and folders on a network or shared PC. This feature is sometimes abused by malware to spread to other PCs within the network.

You can get more information and tips on how to share files safely from these pages:

You should turn off file sharing until you make sure that all infected PCs have been cleaned of any malware.

Disable Autorun

This threat tries to use the Windows Autorun function to spread through removable drives, such as USB flash drives. You can disable Autorun to prevent threats from spreading:

Scan removable drives

Remember to scan any removable or portable drives. If you have Microsoft security software, see this topic on our software help page:

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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