Aliases: Win32/Kryptik (ESET) Sefnit (McAfee) W32/Vundo (Norman) Win32.Genome (Kaspersky) Trojan.Alyak (Rising AV) Trojan.Click (Dr.Web) TROJ_TRACUR (Trend Micro)
Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.
Win32/Tracur is a family of trojans that can redirect your web searches. They do this to earn revenue for the malware authors via online advertisement fraud. The trojans hijack search result links from the following search engines, and redirect you to a different webpage:
Win32/Tracur can also download and run files, including other malware, and give a hacker control of your PC.
These threats can be installed on your PC by other malware, or when you click on a suspicious link or email attachment.
The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:
Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.
You can also visit the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.
You may need to remove add-ons from your browser. You can find out how to do this in the following articles:
This threat might add itself to your Windows Firewall exception list. This means it can go online without being blocked. To remove it from the exception list, do the following:
For Windows 7:
For Windows Vista:
For Windows XP: