Published May 28, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Worm:Win32/Flame.gen!A

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Flamer (other) W32/FLamer.A (Command) TR/Flame.B (Avira) Win32.HLLW.Flame.1 (Dr.Web) Win32/Flamer.A worm (ESET) Worm.Win32.Flame.a (Kaspersky) SkyWiper (McAfee) W32/Flame-A (Sophos) W32.Flamer (Symantec)

Summary

Worm:Win32/Flame is a multi-component worm that uses a variety of actions to perform its malicious payload, which also includes gathering information from your infected computer.

Worm:Win32/Flame components have been observed using stolen certificates to facilitate the malware's attack. On June 3, 2012, Microsoft reported on the revocation of this certificate; you can read more about this in the following article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2718704

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:

For more information on antivirus software, see http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus-partners/.

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