Description published Feb 12, 2012|Description updated Jul 13, 2017

Win32/Fareit

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

The Win32/Fareit malware family has many components, inlcuding a password stealing component, PWS:Win32/Fareit, that steals sensitive information from your PC and sends it to a hacker.

There is also a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) component, DDoS:Win32/Fareit.gen!A, that can be used against other servers.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

 

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