Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similar spelling for these Windows processes and tasks: blackworm.exe
Exe program – Files with an extension of “exe” are executable programs.
What is it?
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 sweep your system. This is not a spyware related program, it is a mass e-mailer 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
Is blackworm.exe spyware?
No, this Windows task is not spyware.
Is this software task considered adware or malware?
No, this Windows task is not popup or adware related software.
Is blackworm.exe considered a virus or trojan?
Would you recommend that I remove blackworm.exe?
Yes, we 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.