Published Mar 01, 2015 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Worm:Win32/Gamarue!rfn

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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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  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 security software, see this topic on our software help page:Microsoft

You can also visit our  or search the for more help.advanced troubleshooting pageMicrosoft virus and malware community

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