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It renders unusable all files in all disk drives that can be accessed from the infected computer.
Disemboweler is a worm that spreads very quickly via:
The effects of Disemboweler are particularly damaging, as it deletes all the contents of the hard drives, a month after it has carried out its infection.
A clear indication that you have received Disemboweler is a suspicious e-mail message with a legal term in its subject, such as: sentences you, sufficiency of proof, trial court, against the accused...
Another symptom that indicates that infection has been carried out is the disappearance of the content of the disk drives.
For more information, consult the section Means of transmission.