Published Mar 08, 2007 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Worm:Win32/Wowstealer.A

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/Blizzow.A (CA) Trojan-PSW.Win32.OnLineGames.jl (Kaspersky) W32/OnLineGames.BCA (Norman) W32/WowPWS-AU (Sophos) W32.Wowlook@mm (Symantec)

Summary

Win32/Wowstealer.A@mm is a mass mailing e-mail worm that targets the account credentials used to access the World of Warcraft online game. Win32/Wowstealer.A@mm lowers the security settings in Microsoft Outlook Express that would normally prevent accidental opening of executable e-mail attachments.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as Microsoft Security Essentials, or the Microsoft Safety Scanner. For more information about using antivirus software, see http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/av.aspx.
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