Published Oct 30, 2006|Updated Apr 16, 2011

Win32/Brontok

Alert level: High Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: W32/Rontokbro.gen@MM (McAfee)

Win32/Brontok is a family of mass-mailing e-mail worms. The worm spreads by sending a copy of itself as an e-mail attachment to e-mail addresses that it gathers from files on the infected computer. It can also copy itself to USB and pen drives. Win32/Brontok can disable antivirus and security software, immediately terminate certain applications, and cause Windows to restart immediately when certain applications run. The worm may also conduct denial of service (DoS) attacks against certain Web sites.

 

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