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Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) And ‘Stuxnet, Vobfus, Sality, .LNKs’ – Status Update

Malicious Software Removal Tool August release added new detection and cleaning for several malware threats that incorporate the use of CVE-2010-2568 vulnerability includes: Win32/Stuxnet family, variants of Win32/Vobfus and W32/Sality. In addition to these, MSRT also cleaned malicious links found on these systems in an attempt to stop the propagation vector, no matter what malware family may have incorporated it.

“Within first week of release, MSRT cleaned 12,283,167 files in 2,005,960 infected machines. Bubnix, threat that was added last month to MSRT, is currently the most-cleaned threat and is third on the list of the top 25 families from last month’s MSRT release. It has been disinfected from 471,243 machines.”

This charts show top five locations MSRT cleaned (between the start of Aug. 10 and midnight, Aug. 17, 2010):


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