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Alerts from your security software may be the only symptom.
Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.
This threat is a shortcut file created by variants of Worm:Win32/Gamarue. This malware family can steal information about your PC and download other malware.
Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.
This threat tries to steal your sensitive and confidential information. If you think your information has been stolen, see:
You should change your passwords after you've removed this threat:
This threat might make lasting changes to your PC's settings that won't be restored when it's cleaned. The following links can help change these settings back to what you want:
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:
Remember to scan any removable or portable drives. If you have Microsoft security software, see this topic on our software help page:
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.
Worm:Win32/Gamarue.gen!lnk is part of the spreading mechanism used by Worm:Win32/Gamarue, and is usually found on removable drives. The shortcut is used to invoke a Worm:Win32/Gamarue component, which might be detected as Worm:Win32/Gamarue.N.
If you click the shortcut, a worm detected as Worm:Win32/Gamarue.N will run.
See the family description Worm:Win32/Gamarue for more information.
Analysis by Ray Roberts
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