Published Sep 16, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

WinNT/Koobface

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender  detects and removes this family of threats.
 
These family of threats can give a malicious hacker access to your PC. They can then use your PC to:
  • Spread malware
  • Cick on online ads to generate 'pay per click' advertising revenue
  • Steal your sensitive information
  • Break captchas

Threats in this family can spread using social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

The following free 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.

Protect your sensitive information

This threat tries to steal your sensitive and confidential information. If you think your information has been stolen, see:

You should change your passwords after you've removed this threat:

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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