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Published Apr 13, 2009 | Updated Apr 16, 2011


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: W32/Waledac.gen (McAfee) W32.Waledac (Symantec)


Win32/Waledac is a trojan that is used to send spam. It also has the ability to download and execute arbitrary files, harvest email addresses from the local machine, perform denial of service attacks, proxy network traffic and sniff passwords.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as Microsoft Security Essentials, or the Microsoft Safety Scanner. For more information about using antivirus software, see
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