Published Jun 02, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Fynloski

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

The threat, also known as DarkComet, is a remote access tooll (RAT) that allows attackers to take control of your PC to perform various specific functions, such as record your information or download other malware.

This threat might have got on your PC from an installer program or other malware.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.   

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

Protect your sensitive information

This threat tries to steal your sensitive and confidential information. If you think your information has been stolen, see:

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

Enable MAPS 

Enable the Microsoft Active Protection Service (MAPS) on your system to protect your enterprise software security infrastructure in the cloud.

  1. Check if MAPS is enabled in your Microsoft security product:

    1. Select Settings and then select MAPS.

    2. Select Advanced membership, then click Save changes. With the MAPS option enabled, your Microsoft anti-malware security product can take full advantage of Microsoft's cloud protection service

  2. Join the Microsoft Active Protection Service Community
Get more help

You can also visit 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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