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Virus Name  : Worm.Explorezip

Alias             : I-Worm.Explorezip, W32.Explorezip.Worm, WORM_EXPLOREZIP

Virus type    : Internet worm

Threat level : Low

Virus details :

                     ExploreZip 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 too.

                     ExploreZip 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 ".

                     Second 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 one stretch.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated ExploreZip in 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 threats.

How to remove this worm?

                     You 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.

                   If you are already infected with this worm, you can remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus software. Solo antivirus can detect and remove ExploreZip Worm safely. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

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