Know Your Malware - Mircnuf Worm Removal

Mircnuf is an Internet worm that spreads through IRC chat networks. The parasite distributes an executable file that pretends to be a serial key generator for a popular computer game, usually Quake 4. Once the user executes this file, the worm secretly installs itself to the system and runs a payload. It modifies default settings of mIRC chat program and overwrites Windows essential configuration file win.ini. Mircnuf automatically runs on every system startup.

Related files: q4keygen.exe

Mircnuf properties:
Hides from the user
Stays resident in background - Remove Mircnuf, removal instructions

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 27th October 2005 12:12PM