MSRT April: Unskal, Saluchtra, Dexter and IeEnablerCby

This month we added four new malware families to the Malicious Software Removal Tool:  Win32/Saluchtra, Win32/Dexter, Win32/Unskal and Win32/IeEnablerCby, further protecting customers against malicious activity. IeEnablerCby is an unwanted software family that can install browser add-ons or extensions without asking for your permission. The other three malware families also have similar information stealing capabilities, if …

Microsoft partners with Interpol, industry to disrupt global malware attack affecting more than 770,000 PCs in past six months

'Simda.AT' designed to divert Internet traffic to disseminate other types of malware. Today Interpol and the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (DNHTCU) announced the disruption of Simda.AT, a significant malware threat affecting more than 770,000 computers in over 190 countries. The Simda.AT variant first appeared in 2012. It is a widely distributed malware that …

MSRT March: Superfish cleanup

​This month we added two new families to the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool: Win32/CompromisedCert and Win32/Alinaos. The Alinaos trojan family targets point-of-sale terminals to steal credit card information. This blog will discuss the security risk presented by Superfish, an ad-injecting application that we detect as CompromisedCert. Some new Lenovo consumer notebooks sold between September …