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Published Apr 13, 2009 | Updated Apr 16, 2011

Win32/Waledac

Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: W32/Waledac.gen (McAfee) W32.Waledac (Symantec)

Summary

Win32/Waledac is a trojan that is used to send spam. It also has the ability to download and execute arbitrary files, harvest email addresses from the local machine, perform denial of service attacks, proxy network traffic and sniff passwords.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as Microsoft Security Essentials, or the Microsoft Safety Scanner. For more information about using antivirus software, see http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/av.aspx.
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