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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published May 29, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Rovnix

Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Microsoft security software detects and removes this family of threats.

This malware family can download other threats onto your PC, such as Win32/Carberp and Win32/Vundo.

They can be installed on your PC by exploits, or other malware, such as Win32/Upatre.

We have seen new Rovnix variants exploit vulnerabilities addressed in CVE-2013-3660, CVE-2014-4113, and CVE-2015-1701.

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

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

Get more help

Some variants of this threat make lasting changes to your PC. To restore your PC, you might need to download and run Windows Defender Offline. See our advanced troubleshooting page for more help.

You can also ask for help from other PC users at the Microsoft virus and malware community. If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

Run the Bootrec.exe tool

To completely remove this threat you might need to run the Bootrec.exe tool using your Windows installation CD.

For Windows 8:

  1. Put your Windows 8 media in the DVD drive and restart your PC.
  2. Select a language, time and currency, and keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
  3. Click Repair your computer.
  4. Click Troubleshoot, then Advanced options.
  5. Click Command Prompt and then type Bootrec /FixBoot and then press Enter.
  6. Type Exit and the press Enter.
  7. At the Choose an Option screen click Continue.
  8. Remove the Windows 8 CD from your DVD drive and restart your PC.

For Windows 7:

  1. Put your Windows 7 media in the DVD drive and restart your PC
  2. Press any key when you are prompted.
  3. Select a language, time and currency, and keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Select the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
  6. In the SystemRecovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
  7. Type Bootrec.exe /fixboot, and then press Enter.
  8. Remove the Windows 7 CD from your DVD drive and restart your PC.
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