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Microsoft security software detects and removes this family of threats.
This family of worms can download other malware onto your PC, including:
Vobfus worms can be downloaded by other malware or spread via removable drives, such as USB flash drives.
See the Win32/Vobfus family description for more information.
Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:
- Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
- Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.
This threat tries to use the Windows Autorun function to spread via 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:
Additional remediation instructions for Vobfus:
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:
Get more help
If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.