Threat Database Rootkits Win32/Olmarik.AWO


By GoldSparrow in Rootkits

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 12,289
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 15
First Seen: December 28, 2011
Last Seen: January 31, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Win32/Olmarik.AWO is classified as a rootkit parasite that is difficult to remove even when using common antivirus programs. Win32/Olmarik.AWO is known to modify the Master Boot Record (MBR) where it could have access to make changes to an infected PC. These changes may include eliminating a PC's ability to operate normally or allow an administrator full control. Usually the removal of Win32/Olmarik.AWO can be successfully performed with the use of an updated antimalware program.


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