Published Apr 08, 2015 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win-Trojan/Backoff (AhnLab) W32/Backoff.A!tr.spy (Fortinet) TSPY_POSLOGR.SM1 (Trend Micro)


Microsoft security software detects and removes this family of threats.
This family of threats can give a malicious hacker access and control of your PC. They can then steal your sensitive information and download other malware onto your PC.
These threats can be deployed to a system by brute-forcing log in credentials on machines with weak passwords. They can also be installed by other malware, or by exploiting software vulnerabilities. 
 Use the following free Microsoftsoftware to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.

Protect your sensitive information

This threat tries to steal your sensitive and confidential information. If you think your information has been stolen, see:

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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