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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Nov 24, 2015 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

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Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat is a Dell root certificate for which the private keys were leaked. This means a malicious hacker can use this certificate to modify your browsing experience and steal sensitive information.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.  

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes the vulnerable certificates from the certificate root store, as well as the affected binaries that might re-install the vulnerable certificate:

Any files that are signed using compromised certificates will also be detected and removed.

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

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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