Published May 26, 2011|Updated Aug 22, 2017

Win32/Bamital

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Win32/Bamital is a family of malware that intercepts web browser traffic and prevents access to certain security-related websites by modifying the Hosts file. Bamital variants may also modify certain legitimate Windows files in order to execute their payload.

In the wild, the Bamital family has been used to perpetrate click-fraud.

 

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