OF DEADLY EXPLOREZIP WORM
Virus Name : Worm.Explorezip
Alias : I-Worm.Explorezip,
Virus type : Internet
level : Low
aka [I-Worm/Zipped Files] is a destructive e-mail
worm, it uses standard e-mail software such as
Outlook, Outlook Express and Exchange to spread.
It infects Windows 95/98/NT systems and damages
the data. It searches for the files with
extensions doc, xls, ppt, h, asm, c, cpp in the
local hard drives and mapped drives and reduces
the file size to zero byte. So it is
impossible to recover the data from the infected
files. It will infect other networked computers
worm uses two techniques to spread. First one is
automatic email reply to the mail senders. This
makes the virus to spread rapidly. It will send
an email attachment "zipped_files.exe"
with the content "Hi <Name>! I
received your email and I shall send you a reply
ASAP. Till then, take a look at the attached
zipped docs ".
method is infecting networked computers. If one
system is infected, it will spread easily by
dropping a file "_setup.exe". Once
rebooted it will copy itself to
"explore.exe". To protect networked
computers, you should check all the systems at
How can I protect my
Solo has incorporated ExploreZip
its signature file to protect users from this
worm attack. Solo antivirus registered users are
already protected from this worm. Make sure that
you have installed registered version of Solo
Antivirus to protect your system from all virus
to remove this worm?
can check the system manually. This worm creates
"explore.exe" in windows system folder.
The presence of "explore.exe" ensures
you are infected with this worm.
you are already infected with this worm, you can
remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus
software. Solo antivirus can detect and
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