Published Sep 18, 2013 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Worm:VBS/Jenxcus.K

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: W32/Script.SUSPIC!tr (other) Trojan.Script.VBS.Runner.a (Rising AV)

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat can collect information about your PC and send it to a malicious hacker. The malicious hacker can then tell the worm to do a number of things, including downloading and installing other malware onto your PC.

It spreads through removable storage devices, such as floppy disks or USB flash drives, by pretending to be one of your own files that you have put on there.

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.

Disable Autorun

This threat tries to use the Windows Autorun function to spread via removable drives, like USB flash drives. You can disable Autorun to prevent worms from spreading:

Scan removable drives

Remember to scan any removable or portable drives. If you have Microsoft security software, see this topic on our software help page:

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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