Published Feb 12, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

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

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

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

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

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



This threat tries to hack your email accounts.



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



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