Description published Jun 14, 2011|Description updated Jul 13, 2017

Worm:Win32/Dorkbot

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: Win-Trojan/Injector.636416.D (AhnLab) W32/Dorkbot.B.gen!Eldorado (Command) Trojan.Injector!mcxcCCeftrA (VirusBuster) W32.IRCBot.NG (Symantec) WORM_DORKBOT.QUN (Trend Micro) ngrBot (other)

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This family of worms can steal your user names and passwords by spying on what you do online. They can block websites that are related to security updates and launch a limited denial of service (DoS) attack.

They spread through USB flash drives, instant messaging programs, and social networks.

There is more information in the Win32/Dorkbot family description.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.  

 

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