How to Remove the Win32 Autorun Worm (Virus Removal Guide)

September 14, 2010, By Fouad Bajwa

Computer systems running Windows without proper virus protection and malicious program activity detection are prone to getting affected with malware from the Internet, mobile hard disks and USB memory sticks.

Win32 Autorun Worm Virus

Such a malicious worm called Win32 has been known to secretly and maliciously integrate itself into program or data files on any target computer system running the Microsoft Windows Operating System without proper security measures in place.

The Win32 virus has been observed to spread by integrating itself into more files each time the host program is run. Also known as Win32 Autorun Worm, it can resemble as a legitimate Windows System32 file and exploit your Windows OS to download bad files from other websites.

The Win32 Autorun Worm has also been known to infect any target computer system through undesirable email attachments, media codecs, pornographic material and various kinds of image downloads. The Win32 Autorun Worm has proved to be a serious security threat in many cases where it has been reported to steal secret assemblage and should be removed as soon as it is detected on any computer system.

Win32 Autorun Worm Aliases:
As with any notoriously dangerous computer virus or piece of malware, the Win32 Autorun Worm goes by various aliases that may reside on your computer including but not limited to:

  1. Worm.Win32.Autorun.nox
  2. Worm.Win32.Autorun.dlw
  3. Worm.Win32.Autorun.m
  4. Worm.Win32.Autorun.bli
  5. Worm.Win32.Autorun.cpe
  6. Worm.Win32.Autorun.Isw
  7. Worm.Win32.Autorun.nuu
  8. Worm.Win32.Autorun.cea
  9. Worm.Win32.Autorun.aye
  10. Worm.Win32.Autorun.bnb
  11. Worm.Win32.Autorun.cgi

Usual Win32 Autorun Worm Symptoms to look for:

  1. Your computer system causes unfamiliar Windows sound errors.
  2. Your computer system experiences corrupt or nonexistent registry entries causing crashes and showing the blue screen of death.
  3. Your computer desktop screen and screensavers are hijacked by annoying messages.
  4. Your computer’s web browser Pop-up blocker becomes inadequate to prevent pop-ups taking you to crazy unwanted websites with more viruses and worms.
  5. Your computer’s web browser’s default start page auto re-directs to perverted websites
  6. You computer system experiences extreme slowdown as well as significantly noticeable sluggishness in performance

Win32 Autorun Worm Activities:

  1. It uses various security holes in the Windows Operating System to download detrimental files wrapped with spyware, adware and malware.
  2. It monitors all your system activity as well as monitors your browsing habits thus creating pop-up advertisements that follow these patterns.
  3. It bypasses any computer antivirus software installed on you computer system as well appears as legitimate files for Internet access in your firewall.

Win32 Autorun Worm Virus Removal Instructions

After reading the above symptoms and identifying that your computer system has been infected with the notorious Win32 Autorun Worm, let’s attempt to get rid of it with the following simple steps:

  1. You will first have to open Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys.
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  3. Click on “Processes” and then click “Show Processes from All Users”.
  4. Right-click “Run.exe” and select “End Process”.
  5. Right-click “Svchost.exe” and select “End Process”.
  6. Close Windows Task Manager.

Deleting all Win32 Autorun Worm related Windows Registry entries:

  1. Let’s first open the Windows Registry Editor by typing the command “regedit” in the “Search Programs and Files” box and then hitting  “Enter.”
  2. Delete the following registry entry manually:
    “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run”
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  4. Finally close the Windows Registry Editor and you are done here.

Deleting all Win32 Autorun related files from your computer system:

  1. So let’s get this pain in the back out of our computer permanently by clicking the Windows Start Menu and then “Search Programs and Files”.
  2. Search and delete all of the following files and don’t forget to permanently delete them by hitting shif+delete keys together:
    – “SystemDrive\Run.exe”
    – “SystemDrive\autorun.inf”
    – “Programfiles\Internet Explorer\”
    – “Programfiles\Internet Explorer\svchost.exe”
  3. Finally, restart your computer and you should be done away with the Win32 Autorun Worm forever until you end up surfing the Internet without proper antivirus and worm protection or connected unscanned hardware such as hard disks and USB drives to your computer.
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