Skip to main content
126 entries found. Displaying page 1 of 7.
Updated on Feb 11, 2013
Alert level: severe
Updated on May 12, 2014

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

See the Win32/Sirefef family description for more information.

Alert level: severe
Updated on May 13, 2014

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

See the Win32/Sirefef family description for more information.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Sep 20, 2015

Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This family of malware uses stealth to hide its presence on your PC. Trojans in this family can do different things, including:

  • Downloading and running other files
  • Contacting remote hosts
  • Disabling security features

Members of the family can also change search results, which can generate money for the hackers who use Sirefef.

Variants of Win32/Sirefef might be installed by other malware, including variants of the Trojan:Win32/Necurs family.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Apr 15, 2014

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat. See the Win32/Sirefef description for more information.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Nov 25, 2013

Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This family of malware uses stealth to hide itself. Trojans in this family can do different things, including:

  • Downloading and running other files
  • Contacting remote hosts
  • Disabling security features

Members of the family can also change search results, which can generate money for the attackers who use Sirefef.

Variants of Win32/Sirefef may be installed by other malware, including variants of the Trojan:Win32/Necurs family.

See the Win32/Sirefef family description for more information.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Feb 02, 2014

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

It is a user-mode component of Win32/Sirefef - a multi-component family of malware that meddles with your Internet experience by changing search results and generating pay-per-click advertising revenue for its controllers. The family consists of multiple parts that do different functions, like downloading updates and additional components, hiding existing components, or doing a payload.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Dec 18, 2013

Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This family of malware uses stealth to hide itself. Trojans in this family can do different things, including:

  • Downloading and running other files
  • Contacting remote hosts
  • Disabling security features

Members of the family can also change search results, which can generate money for the attackers who use Sirefef.

Variants of Win32/Sirefef may be installed by other malware, including variants of the Trojan:Win32/Necurs family.

See the Win32/Sirefef family description for more information.

Alert level: severe
Updated on May 18, 2014

Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This threat is a member of the Win32/Sefnit family. This family can hide on your PC and do different things, including:

  • Downloading and running other files
  • Contacting remote hosts
  • Disabling security features

They can also change your search results, which can generate money for malicious hackers.

Variants of Win32/Sirefef might be installed by other malware, including variants of the Trojan:Win32/Necurs family.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Jun 02, 2014

Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This threat is a member of the Win32/Sirefef family. Trojans in this family can do different things, including:

  • Changing your search results
  • Downloading and running other files
  • Contacting remote hosts
  • Disabling security features

Sirefef variants can be installed by other malware, including members of the Trojan:Win32/Necurs family.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Sep 20, 2015

Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This threat uses stealth to hide itself. Threats in this family can do different things, including:

  • Downloading and running other files
  • Contacting remote hosts
  • Disabling security features

They can also change search results, which can generate money for the malicious hackers who use Sirefef.

Variants of Win32/Sirefef may be installed by other malware, including variants of the Trojan:Win32/Necurs family.

See the Win32/Sirefef family description for more information.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Sep 02, 2013

Trojan:Win32/Sirefef.AK is a component of Win32/Sirefef - a multi-component family of malware that moderates your Internet experience by changing search results and generating pay-per-click advertising revenue for its controllers. The family consists of multiple parts that perform different functions, such as downloading updates and additional components, hiding existing components, or performing a payload.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Sep 02, 2013

Virus:Win64/Sirefef.B is the 64-bit user-mode component of Win32/Sirefef - a multi-component family of malware that moderates your Internet experience by changing search results and generating pay-per-click advertising revenue for its controllers. The family consists of multiple parts that perform different functions, such as downloading updates and additional components, hiding existing components, or performing a payload.

Caution: Win32/Sirefef is a dangerous threat that uses advanced stealth techniques in order to hinder its detection and removal. If you are infected with Sirefef, we recommend you take the following steps to remove this threat from your computer:

Before you begin you will need:

- A computer that is not infected and is connected to the Internet. You will use this computer to download a copy of the Microsoft Safety Scanner
- A blank CD, DVD or USB drive. You will use this CD, DVD or USB drive to run the Scanner on your infected computer 

  1. Download a copy of the Microsoft Safety Scanner from a clean, uninfected computer
  2. Save a copy of the Scanner on a blank CD, DVD, or USB drive
  3. Restart the infected computer
  4. Insert the CD, DVD, or USB drive into your infected computer and run the Scanner
  5. Let the Scanner clean your computer and remove any infections it finds

After running the Scanner, ensure that your antivirus product is up-to-date. You can update Microsoft security products by downloading the latest definitions at this link: Get the latest definitions.

As a consequence of being infected with this threat, you may need to repair and reconfigure some Windows security features. Please see Additional remediation steps in this entry for more information.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Sep 02, 2013

Trojan:Win32/Sirefef.AQ is a component of Win32/Sirefef - a multi-component family of malware that moderates an affected user's Internet experience by modifying search results, and generates pay-per-click advertising revenue for its controllers. The family consists of multiple parts that perform different functions, such as downloading updates and additional components, hiding existing components, or performing the payload.

Caution: Win32/Sirefef is a dangerous threat that uses advanced stealth techniques in order to hinder its detection and removal. As a consequence of being infected with this threat, you may need to repair and reconfigure some Windows security features. Please see Additional remediation steps in this entry for more information.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Sep 02, 2013

Virus:Win32/Sirefef.R is a detection for Windows system drivers that are modified to perform certain behaviors, such as downloading and executing arbitrary files. This malware is a component of Win32/Sirefef - a multi-component family of malware that moderates an affected user's Internet experience by modifying search results, and generates pay-per-click advertising revenue for its controllers. The family consists of multiple parts that perform different functions, such as downloading updates and additional components, hiding existing components or performing the payload.

Caution: Win32/Sirefef is a dangerous threat that uses advanced stealth techniques in order to hinder its detection and removal. If you are infected with Sirefef, we recommend you take the following steps to remove this threat from your computer:

Before you begin you will need:

- A computer that is not infected and is connected to the Internet. You will use this computer to download a copy of the Microsoft Safety Scanner
- A blank CD, DVD or USB drive. You will use this CD, DVD or USB drive to run the Scanner on your infected computer 

  1. Download a copy of the Microsoft Safety Scanner from a clean, uninfected computer
  2. Save a copy of the Scanner on a blank CD, DVD, or USB drive
  3. Restart the infected computer
  4. Insert the CD, DVD, or USB drive into your infected computer and run the Scanner
  5. Let the Scanner clean your computer and remove any infections it finds

After running the Scanner, ensure that your antivirus product is up-to-date. You can update Microsoft security products by downloading the latest definitions at this link: Get the latest definitions.

As a consequence of being infected with this threat, you may need to repair and reconfigure some Windows security features. Please see Additional remediation steps in this entry for more information.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Sep 02, 2013

Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.AC is a component of Win64/Sirefef - a multi-component family of malware that uses stealth to hide its presence on your computer. The family consists of multiple parts that perform different functions, such as downloading updates and additional components, hiding existing components, or performing the payload.

Caution: Win64/Sirefef is a dangerous threat that uses advanced stealth techniques in order to hinder its detection and removal. As a consequence of being infected with this threat, you may need to repair and reconfigure some Windows security features. Please see Additional remediation steps in this entry for more information.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Sep 02, 2013

Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.AD is a component of Win64/Sirefef - a multi-component family of malware that moderates your Internet experience by changing search results and generating pay-per-click advertising revenue for its controllers. The family consists of multiple parts that perform different functions, such as downloading updates and additional components, hiding existing components, or performing a payload.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Sep 02, 2013

Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.AG is a component of Win64/Sirefef - a multi-component family of malware that moderates your Internet experience by changing search results and generating pay-per-click advertising revenue for its controllers. The family consists of multiple parts that perform different functions, such as downloading updates and additional components, hiding existing components, or performing a payload.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Sep 02, 2013

Virus:Win32/Sirefef.A is a component of Win32/Sirefef - a multi-component family of malware that moderates your Internet experience by changing search results and generating pay-per-click advertising revenue for its controllers. The family consists of multiple parts that perform different functions, such as downloading updates and additional components, hiding existing components, or performing a payload.

Caution: Win32/Sirefef is a dangerous threat that uses advanced stealth techniques in order to hinder its detection and removal. If you are infected with Sirefef, we recommend you take the following steps to remove this threat from your computer:

Before you begin you will need:

- A computer that is not infected and is connected to the Internet. You will use this computer to download a copy of the Microsoft Safety Scanner
- A blank CD, DVD or USB drive. You will use this CD, DVD or USB drive to run the Scanner on your infected computer 

  1. Download a copy of the Microsoft Safety Scanner from a clean, uninfected computer
  2. Save a copy of the Scanner on a blank CD, DVD, or USB drive
  3. Restart the infected computer
  4. Insert the CD, DVD, or USB drive into your infected computer and run the Scanner
  5. Let the Scanner clean your computer and remove any infections it finds

After running the Scanner, ensure that your antivirus product is up-to-date. You can update Microsoft security products by downloading the latest definitions at this link: Get the latest definitions.

As a consequence of being infected with this threat, you may need to repair and reconfigure some Windows security features. Please see Additional remediation steps in this entry for more information.

Alert level: severe
Updated on Sep 02, 2013

Trojan:WinNT/Sirefef.A is a component of Win32/Sirefef - a multi-component family of malware that moderates your Internet experience by changing search results and generating pay-per-click advertising revenue for its controllers. The family consists of multiple parts that perform different functions, such as downloading updates and additional components, hiding existing components, or performing a payload.

Alert level: severe