Know Your Malware: Yimp Removal

Yimp is an Internet worm, which spreads through instant messages sent using the AIM or Yahoo! Messenger program. The victim receives a message containing a link to a malicious executable. Once he or she clicks on a link and runs a file, the worm immediately installs itself to the system. It initiates a spreading routine sending bogus messages to all the user's contacts and runs a payload. Yimp downloads from the Internet and executes potenitally harmful files, disables several system services and blocks access to popular antivirus and security-related web sites. The worm automatically runs on every Windows startup.

Related files: opengld.exe

Yimp properties:
Connects itself to the internet
Hides from the user
Stays resident in background Remove Yimp, removal instructions

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 24th November 2005 11:13PM