blackworm.exe - Is blackworm.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is blackworm.exe?
Purpose of blackworm.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. blackworm.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
This is a file known to be part of the many variations of the "Nyxem virus" or "Nyxem worm". This is a worm that sends massive emails from your system to others, and action needs to be taken immediately. Note that this is also found with a combination of many other files that are also part of the virus, so use a virus cleaner to cleanup your system. This is not a spyware related program, it is a mass emailer worm that can delete files, turn off security software, and also download additional virus related data from the internet. Visit blackworm.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the blackworm.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file can be found on your hard drive at c:\WINNT\system32\BlackWorm.exe


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, blackworm.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. blackworm.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is blackworm.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove blackworm.exe?
        Yes, I would remove blackworm.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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