Published May 20, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Upatre

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This program installs unwanted software on your PC without your consent.

Installation can include additional malware or malware components to an affected PC.

In the wild, we have seen this malware download updates of itself and variants of Win32/Zbot, Win32/Vawtrak, and Win32/Dyzap.

It can be installed by other malware. We have seen it arrive as an attachment to spam that is distributed by the Win32/CutwailSpammer:Win32/Hedsen, and W97M/Bartallex family.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.  

Use 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 are hiding on your PC.

Enable MAPS 

Enable the Microsoft Active Protection Service (MAPS) on your system to protect your enterprise software security infrastructure in the cloud.

  1. Check if MAPS is enabled in your Microsoft security product:

    1. Select Settings and then select MAPS.

    2. Select Advanced membership, then click Save changes. With the MAPS option enabled, your Microsoft anti-malware security product can take full advantage of Microsoft's cloud protection service

  2. Join the Microsoft Active Protection Service Community.  
Prevent malware infections from spam emails
Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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