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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Autorun.IYQ

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Autorun.IYQ
Technical name:W32/Autorun.IYQ.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It prevents the computer from being started in safe mode, does not allow to write on the removable devices and reduces considerably the security level of the computer. It spreads through shared, mapped and removable drives.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:May 14, 2009
Detection updated on:Oct. 5, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Autorun.IYQ is a worm which carries out many modifications in the Windows Registry, which have the following consequences, among others:

  • It prevents the computer from being started in safe mode.
  • It does not allow to write on the removable devices. Therefore, files cannot be copied to the device.
  • It prevents many files from being run, which belong to different security programs.
  • It disables several services, which are part of the Windows Security Center.

Autorun.IYQ spreads through shared, mapped and removable drives, making copies of itself in them.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Autorun.IYQ is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.