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Published Aug 05, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Lecpetex

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This malware family can steal your sensitive information, such as your user names and passwords.

They can also use your PC to mine for Litecoins, install other malware, and use your Facebook account to send spam messages that include links to malware.

Trojans in the Lecpetex family can be installed on your PC when you click on a link in a malicious Facebook message. We have also these threats installed by other malware, including TrojanDownloader:Java/Carastavona.F.

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, 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:

You should change your passwords after you've removed this threat:

Get more help

You can also see our advanced troubleshooting page for more help.

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

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