Microsoft Malware Protection Center

Threat Research & Response Blog

July, 2014

  • MSRT July 2014 - Caphaw

    This month we added Win32/Caphaw and Win32/Bepush to the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT). Caphaw is a malware family that can be used by criminals to gain access to your PC - the ultimate goal is to steal your financial or banking-related information. The graph below shows the number of machine encounters we have seen since September 2013. Figure 1: Caphaw encounters Caphaw can be installed on a PC via malicious links posted on Facebook, YouTube, and Skype. It can also spread through...