Published Jul 23, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Vawtrak

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Microsoft security software detects and removes this family of threats.

This malware family can give a malicious hacker access to your PC. They can also steal your personal information, such as your user names and passwords for some banking websites. 

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 is hiding on your PC.

Protect your sensitive information

This threat tries to steal your sensitive and confidential information. If you think your information has been stolen, see:

You should change your passwords after you've removed this threat:

Additional remediation instructions for this threat

This threat might make lasting changes to your PC's settings that won't be restored when it's cleaned. The following links can help change these settings back to what you want:

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.  

 

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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