Published Mar 16, 2006 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: W32/Reatle.gen@MM (McAfee) WORM_REATLE (Trend Micro) Win32/Reatle!Worm (CA)


Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
This family of mass-mailing worm target certain versions of Microsoft Windows.

The worm sends itself as an attachment to email addresses that it finds in files on the infected computer. The worm is activated when a user opens the attachment.

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.

Get more help

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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