Published Apr 26, 2011|Updated Mar 08, 2018

Win32/Dofoil

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus  detects and removes this threat.

This family of trojans can download and run other malware.

On March 6, 2018, behavior monitoring and machine learning technologies in Windows Defender Antivirus stopped a Dofoil variant (also known as Smoke Loader) that tried to infect more than 400,000 computers. The massive campaign aimed to install a cryptocurrency miner that uses victim computers' resources for coin mining purposes. Learn how artificial intelligence stopped the attack within minutes:

Behavior monitoring combined with machine learning spoils a massive Dofoil coin mining campaign

 

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