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 …

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 …

MSRT February: Escad and NukeSped

This month we added three new families to the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) to help protect our customers: Win32/Escad, Win32/Jinupd and Win32/NukeSped. While this blog focuses on Escad and NukeSped, we want to note that Jinupd is point-of-sale malware that steals sensitive data, such as credit card information and sends it to a …

MSRT January 2015 – Dyzap

​This month we added the Win32/Emotet and Win32/Dyap malware families to the Malicious Software Removal Tool. Both Emotet and Dyzap are trojans that steal personal information, including banking credentials. In a previous blog we detailed how Emotet targets German-language banking websites. In this blog, we will focus on Dyzap – another prevalent banking trojan that …

MSRT December 2014

This month is our final release of the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) for 2014. Although we didn’t add any new malware families, we updated the tool with the latest detection and remediation capabilities for the malware families added in previous releases. Since January 2014, there have been more than seven billion successful MSRT installs via …