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System Infected: W32.Imaut.AA Activity

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

W32.Imaut is a worm that spreads through instant messenger programs including Yahoo! Instant Messenger. The worm may attempt to download remote files on the compromised computer and disable Windows Task Manager and Registry tools.

Additional Information

W32.Imaut is a worm that spreads through instant messenger programs including Yahoo! Instant Messenger. The worm may attempt to download remote files on the compromised computer and disable Windows Task Manager and Registry tools.

Affected

  • Microsoft Windows XP

Response

The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

1 Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
2 Update the virus definitions.
3 Run a full system scan.
4 Delete any values added to the registry.

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