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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Aug 29, 2011 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

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Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. 

This multi-component family of backdoor trojans that can perform a number of different actions on your PC, such as:

  • Uninstall antivirus and security products
  • Intercept social media webpages such as Facebook and Vkontakte in order to hijack conversations
  • Install Bitcoin mining software
  • Perform denial of service attacks

Bafruz communicates with other Bafruz-infected computers via a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol in order to update and download its components onto your PC.

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

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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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