Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.4 Detects and Removes Simda Banking Trojan

Microsoft recently released its Malicious Software Removal Tool version 5.4 for September 2013 with the ability to detect and remove simda Trojan Horse. “Simda is a multi-component malware family that includes trojan, backdoor, password stealing, downloader and file-infector variants. It is very rare for a single malware family to possess all of these characteristics.” noticed on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog.

Read: Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Latest Beta Removes ZAccess Rootkit From Windows PCs

Simda has evolved from a password-stealing Trojan into a banking Trojan as it targets banks in Russia and Europe. Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.4 detects DLL injected into Windows processes by banking trojan as PWS:Win32/Simda.a.

In addition to MSRT, other Microsoft security products such as Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows, Windows Defender in Windows 8, and Microsoft Safety Scanner also have Simda trojan detection and cleaning capabilities.

Read: Download Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

Microsoft recommends running its anti-malware tool regularly, even if your computer is virus-free.

Download Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.4

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool is not an antivirus program, it is an on-demand antivirus tool distributed through Windows updates and also available as a standalone program, you can download it from on here.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.