Aliases: Win32/Pinfi.A (CA) Win32/Parite.B (Kaspersky) W32/Pate.b (McAfee) W32.Pinfi (Symantec) PE_PARITE.A (Trend Micro)
Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.
This virus infects .EXE and .SCR files found on your PC, shared network drives, and removable drives, such as USB flash drives.
It can be installed when you connect an infected removable drive to 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 hidden malware.
This threat tries to use the Windows Autorun function to spread through 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
If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.