Published Jul 30, 2007 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Virut

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/Virut (CA) Virus.Win32.Virut (Kaspersky) W32/Virut (Norman) W32/Virut (Sophos) W32/Virut (McAfee) W32.Virut (Symantec)

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This virus family can give a malicious hacker access to your PC by opening a backdoor connection to an IRC server.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other hidden malware.

Get more help

You can also see 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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