Aliases: Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Dapato.bjsl (Kaspersky) TR/Cridex.EB.5 (Avira) Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Dapato (Ikarus) Bredolab.gen.c (McAfee) Troj/Bredo-ZF (Sophos) W32.Cridex (Symantec)
Worm:Win32/Cridex.G is a worm - a self-propagating program that can spread itself from one computer to another. Worms may spread themselves via a variety of different channels in order to compromise new computers. Commonly, worms may spread directly by copying themselves to removable or network drives, or by attempting to exploit particular vulnerabilities on targeted computers. Worms also often attempt to spread via platforms that require user interaction in order to run. They may send themselves as an attachment to an email or an instant message, or send a link to a copy of themselves in the body of a message. In these cases the message needs to be convincing enough to encourage the victim to click on the link or attachment and run or download a copy of the worm.
To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following Microsoft products detect and remove this threat:
- Microsoft Security Essentials
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
- Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
Disable Autorun functionality
This threat attempts to spread via removable drives on computers that support Autorun functionality. This is a particularly common method of spreading for many current malware families. For information on disabling Autorun functionality, please see this article.