Published Jan 28, 2011 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Trojan:Win32/Koobface.gen!Q (other) Win-Trojan/Agent.96256.GD (AhnLab) TR/Koobface.96256.Q (Avira) Win32/Koobface.ZZ (CA) Net-Worm.Win32/Koobface.hgi (Kaspersky) W32.Koobface (Symantec)


Worm:Win32/Koobface.gen!G is a generic detection for various components used by the Win32/Koobface family. This malware family spreads via social networking sites and may download and install arbitrary files. Some of its components hijack web searches to generate pay-per-click revenue, install additional malware such as rogue security software, and may also steal sensitive information. Its components are varied, but include a worm that spreads by utilizing social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed in your computer, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as the following:
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