Published Mar 01, 2015 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Worm:Win32/Gamarue!rfn

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

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 via email.

Typically, worms can get on your PC if you visit a compromised website, open an unsafe email attachment, or use an infected removable or network drive (like a USB flash drive).

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

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 via removable drives, such as 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 visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

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

Follow us