Published Jan 30, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Worm:Win32/Gamarue.F

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This worm is a member of the family. It can steal your personal information and send it to a malicious hacker.Win32/Gamarue

It arrives on your in a spam email and can spread to other . It does this by infecting removable drives that you have plugged into your drives or portable hard disks. If you then plug those drives into another , the worm will infect that as well.PCPCsPC, such as USBPCPC

 

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, such as flash drives. You can disable to prevent worms from spreading:Windows AutorunUSBAutorun

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  or search the for more help.advanced troubleshooting pageMicrosoft virus and malware community

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

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