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Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.
This threat downloads and runs files on your PC, including a trojan that sends spam emails. It can also steal your email user names and passwords, as well as your FTP credentials, using a plugin detected as PWS:Win32/Fareit.gen!C.
This threat also uses a rootkit and other defensive techniques to avoid detection and removal.
The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:
- Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
- Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.
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You can also ask for help from other PC users at the Microsoft virus and malware community.
If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.