Published Mar 22, 2006 | Updated Apr 16, 2011

Win32/Locksky

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: W32/Looksky.gen@mm (McAfee) WORM_LOCKSKY (Trend Micro)

Summary

Win32/Locksky@mm is a family of mass-mailing worms that targets Microsoft Windows. The worm sends itself as an attachment to e-mail addresses that it finds in files on the infected computer. The worm is activated when a user opens the attachment.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. Use the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Safety Scanner, or another up-to-date scanning and removal tool to detect and remove this threat and other unwanted software from your computer. For more information on Microsoft security products, see http://www.microsoft.com/protect/products/computer/default.mspx.
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