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This detection is for a virus that also displays worm-like behavior by copying itself to network shares. It also downloads and installs other malware on infected systems.

The virus renames legitimate files and hides them. It then takes the place of those files.


Malwarebytes protects users from Virus.Renamer by using real-time protection.

block Virus.Renamer

Malwarebytes blocks Virus.Renamer


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Virus.Renamer without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Malwarebytes can not retrieve the original, renamed and hidden files. You may want to run the Windows System File Checker after the removal has been done.

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