Published Dec 13, 2009 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Rimecud

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

This family of worms has multiple components that spread via removable drives and instant messaging. The worms can also let a remote malicious hacker to get access to your PC.

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This family of worms has multiple components that spread via removable drives and instant messaging.

The worms can also let a remote malicious hacker to get access to your PC.

Find out ways that malware can get on 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 other, hidden malware.

Disable Autorun

This threat tries to use the Windows Autorun function to spread via removable drives, like 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

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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