Aliases: W32/Script.SUSPIC!tr (other) Trojan.Script.VBS.Runner.a (Rising AV)
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:
- Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
- Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other hidden malware.
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
If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.