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Klez Worm

Posted: March 28, 2006

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 96
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: June 23, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Klez Worm is a malicious worm parasite that can be secretly installed onto your machine without your knowledge and permission. Klez Worm is designed to distribute itself by email and network shares. Klez Worm may also have an ability to infect computer files. Klez Worm is a potential threat and is recommended to be removed immediately.

Klez Worm

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:



Winkshv.exe File name: Winkshv.exe
Size: 91.2 KB (91200 bytes)
MD5: 416966bf7c012f67234b62901a1fbfba
Detection count: 45
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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