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It carries out several modifications in the Windows Registry, which prevent the computer from working properly. It disables some functions of the Start menu, such as Search, and applications such as the Task Manager. It spreads through the removable drives.
|First detected on:||Nov. 17, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 15, 2009|
Autoit.HW is a worm that carries out several modifications in the Windows Registry, which prevent the user from working with the computer as usual.
These modifications prevents the user from carrying out the following actions, among others:
- Doing searches in a fast and straight way, as it disables the option Search from the Start menu.
- Viewing the processes that are being run through the Task Manager.
- Modifying the configuration of the features of the folders.
Autoit.HW can reach the computer attached to an email messahe. Additionally, it spreads through removable drives making copies of itself in them.