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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Feb 08, 2005 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: W32.Bropia (Symantec) Win32.Bropia (CA) W32/Bropia.worm (McAfee) W32/Bropia (Sophos)


Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
Win32/Bropia is a worm that spreads using MSN Messenger. It drops different variants of Win32/HLLW.Spybot. Some variants of Win32/Bropia also prevent system utilities from launching.
Win32/Bropia spreads using MSN Messenger windows.

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.

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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.

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