Threat Description



Aliases: Rootkit:​W32/Kobcka, Rootkit:​W32/Kobcka, Rootkit.Kobcka.Patched.Gen Virus.Win32.Protector.g, Hacktool.Rootkit!inf (Symantec) Virus:Win32/Cutwail.I (Microsoft)
Category: Malware
Type: Rootkit
Platform: W32


A program or set of programs which hides itself by subverting or evading the computer's security mechanisms, then allows remote users to secretly control the computer's operating system.


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Technical Details

Rootkit:W32/Kobchka is a Generic Detection that identifies files with rootkit-like characteristics or behavior. About Generic DetectionsUnlike more traditional detections (also known as signatures or single-file detections) a Generic Detection does not identify a unique or individual malicious program. Instead, a Generic Detection looks for broadly applicable code or behavior characteristics that indicate a file as potentially malicious, so that a single Generic Detection can efficiently identify dozens, or even hundreds of malware.

For more information about Generic Detections, see the Other:W32/Generic description.


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