Aliases: W32/Tupym.worm (McAfee) WORM_SOHANAD.SM (Trend Micro) Worm.Win32.AutoRun.fnc (Kaspersky) W32/AutoRun-AOA (Sophos) W32.Imaut (Symantec)
Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
This worm can stop some processes from working on your PC. It can also delete your system restore points.
It spreads through malicious links in instant messages sent through Yahoo Messenger and Google Talk. It can also spread through network or removable drives, such as USB flash drives.
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 hidden malware.
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