Description published Jun 04, 2014|Description updated Jul 13, 2017

Win32/Sefnit

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Microsoft security software detects and removes this family of threats.

This family of threats can allow backdoor access, download files, and use your PC and Internet connection for click fraud and bitcoin and Litecoin mining.

Some Sefnit versions can monitor Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox to hijack search results when you use search engines such as Bing, Yahoo!, and Google.

They can be downloaded by other malware, or bundled with other software and downloaded through peer-to-peer file sharing networks.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

 

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