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Here we explain technical terms and how different security solutions protect your computer, phone or mobile devices.

BullGuard Win32 Worm Removal

Win32 Worm Removal

Win32 Worm Removal


In 2003 Windows XP and Windows 2000 users experienced an attack of the so-called Win32 Worm.(Also known as the Win32.Worm, W32.Blaster.Worm, Blaster Worm and The W32 Worm ) The Win32 Worm took advantage of vulnerabilities in the Microsoft programs to spread through networks causing unstable computer systems, for example resulting in computers who restarted themselves constantly.

Do you suspect a Win32 Worm has slipped into your system? Win32 Worm removal is made easy by running your internet security program with a built-in worm remover, such as BullGuard Internet Security 9.0.



How to remove Win32 Worms – 3 ways


The no. 1 worm removal tool

Your internet security program will do its best to ensure that worms never slip in. But if you suspect a worm has infected your system, run your internet security program – it will quarantine and delete worm infected files on your computer.


Try BullGuard Internet Security 9.0 with powerful virus scan and removal feature now


The 2nd way applies when in doubt – get support!

Not quite sure all caterpillars are gone? Contact your internet security support and let them help you get rid of all harmful malware from the digital zoo.


With BullGuard Internet Security 9.0 you get 24/7 free online support


The 3rd way is for the bold ones out there - DIY

If you are feeling up for a pretty big technical challenge, visit the BullGuard Antivirus Forum and find our step-by-step guide on worm removal. We must warn you that you are stepping into techie territory at your own risk.


The nature of a worm

A worm is a harmful computer program, designed to copy itself from one vulnerable computer to the next using for example e-mail address books. Unlike a virus the worm does not connect itself to a program or an e-mail attachment, but can slip into a computer without the user doing anything. Installing an internet security program with constant security software updates will make your computer much less vulnerable to worms.

The harm caused by worms differs from worm type to worm type. Some worms will only harm your computer by taking up space and slowing the system down, while the worms carrying a so-called “payload” will damage it further. A payload is code typically designed to do damage - it might delete files on your PC, encrypt files in an extortion attack, or leave a backdoor open making it easier for other malware to take control over the infected computer.


Learn more about worms





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