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Published Mar 02, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Win32/Vobfus

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Microsoft security software detects and removes this family of threats.

This family of worms can download other malware onto your PC, including:

Vobfus worms can be downloaded by other malware or spread via removable drives, such as USB flash drives.

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:

Additional remediation instructions for Vobfus:

This threat may make lasting changes to a PC's configuration that are NOT restored by detecting and removing this threat. For more information on returning an infected PC to its pre-infected state, please see the following articles:

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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