Published Aug 29, 2011|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Bafruz

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

This multi-component family of backdoor trojans that can perform a number of different actions on your PC, such as:

  • Uninstall antivirus and security products
  • Intercept social media webpages such as Facebook and Vkontakte in order to hijack conversations
  • Install Bitcoin mining software
  • Perform denial of service attacks

Bafruz communicates with other Bafruz-infected computers via a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol in order to update and download its components onto your PC.

 

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