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Downloader.ATW

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread

Is my computer infected by Downloader.ATW?

In order to make absolutely sure that Downloader.ATW has not affected your computer, you have the following options:

  1. Carry out a full scan of your computer using Panda Antivirus, after checking that it is updated. If it isn't and you are a registered Panda Security client, update it by clicking here.
  2. Check the computer with Panda ActiveScan, Panda Security's free, online scanner, which will quickly detect any possible viruses.

How to remove Downloader.ATW? 

If Panda Antivirus or Panda ActiveScan detects Downloader.ATW during the scan, it will automatically offer you the option of deleting it. Do this by following the program's instructions.

 

Additional notes:

  • After deleting this malware by following the specified steps, if your computer runs Windows Millenium, clickhereto find out how to eliminate it from the _Restore folder.
  • After deleting this malware by following the specified steps, if your computer runs Windows XP, clickhereto find out how to eliminate it from the _Restore folder.

How can I protect my computer from Downloader.ATW? 

In order to keep your computer protected, bear the following tips in mind:

  • Install a good antivirus in your computer. Click here to get the Panda antivirus solution that best suits your needs.
  • Keep your antivirus updated. If automatic updates are available, configure your antivirus to use them.
  • Keep your permanent antivirus protection enabled at all times.

For more detailed information about how to protect your computer against viruses and other threats, click here.