Published Jul 19, 2010|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Worm:Win32/Stuxnet.A

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: RKIT/Stuxnet.A (Avira) Win32/Stuxnet.A (CA) Trojan.Stuxnet.1 (Dr.Web) Stuxnet (McAfee) RTKT_STUXNET.A (Trend Micro) Trojan:Win32/Stuxnet.A (other)

Summary

Worm:Win32/Stuxnet.A is the detection for a worm that spreads to all removable drives. It does this by dropping shortcut files (.LNK) that automatically run when the removable drive is accessed using an application that displays shortcut icons (for example, Windows Explorer).
 
It is capable of dropping and installing other components, injecting code into currently-running processes, and allowing backdoor access and control to the infected computer.

 

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