Win32:Necurs-E

Posted: September 5, 2012

Win32:Necurs-E Description

Win32:Necurs-E is a rootkit that's designed to attack 32-bit Windows systems, although many rootkits similar to Win32:Necurs-E also include compatibility with 64-bit OSes. Win32:Necurs-E infections tend to use multiple PC threats to protect each other from deletion, and your anti-malware program may be able to detect but unable to delete Win32:Necurs-E initially. However, since rootkits like Win32:Necurs-E compromise critical system files habitually, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers don't recommend deleting Win32:Necurs-E's files yourself. If your anti-malware scanner of choice experiences problems with removing Win32:Necurs-E, you should attempt a reboot in Safe Mode or a USB-based system boot, either of which can be used to assist with the removal of high-level threats like Win32:Necurs-E.

Win32:Necurs-E – Still Going Strong After a Year in the Wild

Win32:Necurs-E was widely-identified in mid-2011, although circumstantial evidence causes SpywareRemove.com malware researchers to suspect that Win32:Necurs-E is still in distribution today, and there are no indications that Win32:Necurs-E's primary attacks have become outdated. Win32:Necurs-E, like most rootkits, is designed to compromise your PC's security by creating a backdoor vulnerability while avoiding detection by hiding its code in normal system files. Backdoor-related attacks by Win32:Necurs-E can include, but aren't limited to:

  • Win32:Necurs-E may grant remote attackers access to your PC through C&C servers. These servers can be used to make use of a damaging level of control over your computer and may also serve as sources for malicious files, or recipients for stolen information.
  • Win32:Necurs-E may install other PC threats; this is a common feature in most rootkits and can include many types of payloads, although particularly popular types include banking Trojans and rogue security programs.
  • Security programs may be blocked by Win32:Necurs-E to prevent you from removing Win32:Necurs-E or related infections safely. Often-blocked programs include anti-virus scanners, Task Manager, the Registry Editor and firewall managers.
  • Security features can be disabled through the Registry and other methods. This can result in an enhanced vulnerability to other attacks, particularly web browser and network-based ones.

Win32:Necurs-E: Countless Names for a Single Threat

While Win32:Necurs-E's attacks are potentially-severe, and its priority as a security risk shouldn't be underestimated, almost all prominent brands of anti-malware software have developed identification entries for Win32:Necurs-E. Aliases that can be used to detect Win32:Necurs-E include Trojan:WinNT/Necurs.A, Trojan.Necurs.5, TROJ_GEN.USBH17ACT, Trojan.ADH.2 and Mal/Necurs-A.

SpywareRemove.com malware researchers stress that Win32:Necurs-E isn't likely to be the only PC threat on a computer; at the very least, Trojan droppers like TrojanDropper:Win32/Necurs also have a high chance of infecting a Win32:Necurs-E-compromised PC. Anti-malware scans to remove Win32:Necurs-E should be strong enough to detect any other Trojans or other malware on your computer along with Win32:Necurs-E, or you may be unable to remove Win32:Necurs-E at all – or experience its reinstallation after Win32:Necurs-E is removed.

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