Do you suspect a computer worm has crawled into your system? Worm removal is made easy by running an internet security program with a built-in worm remover, such as BullGuard Internet Security 10.
How to remove a worm – 3 ways
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Your internet security program will do its best to ensure that worms never slither 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.
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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.
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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 one worm type to another. Some worms will only harm your computer by taking up space and slowing down your system, while the worms carrying a so-called “payload” will damage it further. A payload is code typically designed to 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.
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