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SecurityRisk.WinCredEd

SecurityRisk.WinCredEd

Updated:
April 30, 2014
Infection Length:
177,152 bytes
Name:
Windows Credential Editor
Version:
1.1
Publisher:
Amplia Security
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

SecurityRisk.WinCredEd is a generic detection for security risks that can be used to add, change, and delete credentials for Microsoft LanManager and Windows NT.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 26, 2017 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 21, 2011 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 27, 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 23, 2011
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
The risk must be manually downloaded and executed.

It may be stored in the following location:
%CurrentFolder%\wce.exe

When executed, the program lists the hash values for sessions of Microsoft LanManager and Windows NT.

The program can also add, change, and delete any associated credentials.

Note: You can configure the action or actions that scans should take when they make a detection. Each scan has its own set of actions, such as Clean, Quarantine, Delete, or Leave alone (log only). For more information, please see the following resource:
Changing the action that Symantec Endpoint Protection takes when it makes a detection
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
If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Removal Tool

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


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.


FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


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 .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



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


1. Performing a full system scan
How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


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.

Note: Due to the way that Symantec classifies this security risk, it needs to be manually removed from Quarantine. To remove the risk, follow the instructions in the links below.

For Norton Internet Security/360/Antivirus:

For Symantec Endpoint Protection: