Published Jan 18, 2007|Updated Aug 27, 2013

Win32/Rustock

Alert level: High Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: Spam-Mailbot.c!Rootkit (McAfee) Backdoor.Rustock (Sunbelt Software) Backdoor.Rustock (Symantec)

Win32/Rustock is a multi-component family of rootkit-enabled backdoor trojans, which were historically developed to aid in the distribution of 'spam' e-mail. First discovered sometime in early 2006, Rustock has evolved to become a prevalent and pervasive threat. Recent variants appear to be associated with the incidence of rogue security programs.

 

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