W32/Merlin.A!tr is classified as a trojan.
A trojan is a type of malware that performs activites without the user’s knowledge. These activities commonly include establishing remote access connections, capturing keyboard input, collecting system information, downloading/uploading files, dropping other malware into the infected system, performing denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, and running/terminating processes.
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- Make sure that your FortiGate/FortiClient system is using the latest AV database.
- Quarantine/delete files that are detected and replace infected files with clean backup copies.