Threat Description

Rootkit: ​W32/Kobcka


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


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.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More scanning & removal options

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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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