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Published Aug 04, 2010 | Updated Aug 22, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Stuxnet (other)


Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
This family of threats can install other malware, inject code in processes, and give a hacker backdoor access and control of your PC.
The family can spread via removable drives, such as USB flash drives. 
Win32/Stuxnet exploits a vulnerability that is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046.

The following 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.

Additional recovery instructions
This threat exploits a vulnerability discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046. Make sure that you install the updates available from Microsoft so that your software is no longer affected.
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