Aliases: Win32/Alman.C (AhnLab) Win32/Alman (AVG) Win32.Almanahe.D (BitDefender) Win32/Almanahe.F!x386 (CA) Win32/Alman.NAB (ESET) W32/Alman.C (Frisk (F-Prot)) Virus.Win32.Alman.b (Kaspersky) W32/Almanahe.c (McAfee) W32/Alman.B (Norman) W32/Alman-C (Sophos) W32.Almanahe.B!inf (Symantec) PE_CORELINK.C-1 (Trend Micro) Win32.Alman.B (VirusBuster)
Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other hidden malware.
Be careful when sharing files
Windows has a feature that lets you share files and folders on a network or shared PC. This feature is sometimes abused by malware to spread to other PCs within the network.
You can get more information and tips on how to share files safely from these pages:
- In Windows 8.1, Share files and folders on a network or a shared PC
- In Windows 7, File sharing essentials
- In Windows Vista, Share files and folders over the network
You should turn off file sharing until you make sure that all infected PCs have been cleaned of any malware.
Use cloud protection
The Microsoft Active Protection Service (MAPS) uses cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. It’s turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for Windows 10.
Get more help
If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.