Hacktool.Rotpotato!g1

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Discovered: October 17, 2019
Updated: October 17, 2019 2:26:24 PM
Infection Length: Varies
Systems Affected: Windows

Hacktool.Rotpotato!g1 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the Hacktool.Rotpotato family.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 17, 2019 revision 005
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 17, 2019 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 04, 2019 revision 050
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 04, 2019 revision 050
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 23, 2019

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Technical Description

Hacktool.Rotpotato!g1 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the Hacktool.Rotpotato family.
Files that are detected as Hacktool.Rotpotato!g1 are considered malicious. If you have reason to believe that your files are incorrectly detected by Symantec products, you can submit them to Symantec Security Response for further analysis.


Removal

You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan. If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
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Infected Windows system files may need to be repaired using the Windows installation CD .


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FOR BUSINESS USERS
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Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.



Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


1. Performing a full system scan
For information on how to run a full system scan using your Symantec product, follow the guidance given in the product's Help section.


2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.