W32.ElKern.3587 is a new variant of (and it has the same functionality as) the W32.ElKern.3326
This variant is dropped by W32.Klez.E@mm
The only major addition to this variant is a recognition algorithm to guard against infecting self-extracting .rar and .zip archives.
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Note on W32.Klez.gen@mm detections: W32.Klez.gen@mm
is a generic detection for variants of W32.Klez. Computers that are infected with W32.Klez.gen@mm most likely have been exposed to either W32.Klez.E@mm or W32.Klez.H@mm. If your computer is detected as infected with W32.Klez.gen@mm
, download and run the tool. In most case, the tool will be able to remove the infection.
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