Description published Nov 26, 2012|Description updated

Worm:Win32/Phorpiex.P

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

This threat is a member of the Win32/Phorpiex family.

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this worm.

Worms automatically spread to other PCs. They can do this in a number of ways, including by copying themselves to removable drives, network folders, or spreading through email.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

What to do now

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

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

Disable Autorun

This threat tries to use the Windows Autorun function to spread through 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

You can also see our advanced troubleshooting page for more help.

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

 

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