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

Win32/Sirefef

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: ZeroAccess (other) Zero Access (other)

Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This family of malware uses stealth to hide its presence on your PC. Trojans in this family can do different things, including:

  • Downloading and running other files
  • Contacting remote hosts
  • Disabling security features

Members of the family can also change search results, which can generate money for the hackers who use Sirefef.

Variants of Win32/Sirefef might be installed by other malware, including variants of the Trojan:Win32/Necurs family.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

 

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