Threat Database Rootkits Win32/Olmarik.AWT


By JubileeX in Rootkits

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 80 % (High)
Infected Computers: 1
First Seen: December 28, 2011
Last Seen: December 26, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Win32/Olmarik.AWT is a dangerous rootkit that causes a system to become unresponsive and may take over certain functions. Win32/Olmarik.AWT is known to infect the MBR (Master Boot Record) of an infected PC's hard drive. Doing so may allow Win32/Olmarik.AWT to render certain actions without the need for the user's interaction. Usually a system infected with Win32/Olmarik.AWT will become unresponsive and tend to crash. Removing Win32/Olmarik.AWT successfully may require the use of an updated antimalware application that has the ability to remove rootkit infections.


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