Virus.Win32.Yourde, W32/Yourde, W32.Yourde, W32/Yourde-A
Win32/Yourde.A, TROJ_YOURDE.A, W32/Yourde.A, Trojan.Yourde.A, Win32/Yourde.A
Category: Computer Virus
Active & Spreading
Asia, North and South America, and some parts of Europe and Australia
29 Apr 2003
W32.Yourde Removal Tool
If you have Malware on your computer it will cause annoyances and will damage your system. You should either:
A. Manually remove the infected files from your computer, or
B. Automatically scan your system using trusted software
We recommend that you scan your system for malware. Our partner has a computer virus removal tool to automatically clean W32.Yourde from your computer.
More details about W32.Yourde
The W32.Yourde application creates an unsecure opening in the system. This is an idle system port that is opened. It is used to make an unmonitored connection to an IRC server. The specific server is included in its programming. The program joins an IRC channel as a logged-in user. It will receive commands from a remote user. This is often the person that wrote the program. Users report that the W32.Yourde program can be made to send information about the infected computer. This typically includes the IP address, computer name, operating system used and installed programs.