Published Mar 02, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Microsoft security software detects and removes this family of threats.

This family of  can download other malware onto your PC, including:worms

Vobfus worms can be downloaded by other malware or spread via removable drives, such as USB flash drives.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.  

Use the following free  software to detect and remove this threat:Microsoft

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.

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

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

This threat may make lasting changes to a PC's configuration that are NOT restored by detecting and removing this threat. For more information on returning an infected PC to its pre-infected state, please see the following articles:

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

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