Cridex Malware

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Cridex malware, also known as Cridex or W32.Cridex, is a malicious computer worm that spread to computers by copying itself to removable disks. On each computer it infects, it opens a backdoor and downloads malicious software to the hard disk. The malicious software gathers personal information on the compromised machine, including web session and banking data, and transmits it to a third party.

Cridex-infected machines can also become botnet slaves, participating in behavior such as DDoS attacks.

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