May MSRT by the numbers

In May, we added Win32/Ramnit to the Microsoft Removal Tool (MSRT) detection capability, as my colleague Scott Molenkamp blogged. As of May 20th, MSRT disinfected 52,549 computers from the Win32/Ramnit infection. Ramnit is one of the four parasitic viruses out of the top 10 detected threat families. Top 25 detections by MSRT, May 10 –…

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MMPC Threat Report: Cracking open Qakbot

Today, we’re releasing a Microsoft Malware Protection Center Threat Report on Qakbot as a follow-up to the recently-released Microsoft SIRv10 and our special report on Battling Botnets in late 2010.  This report focuses on one botnet in particular, Qakbot. Qakbot is a backdoor that includes user-mode rootkit functionality to hide itself and also steal sensitive…

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