Threat Description



Aliases: IM-Worm.Win32.VB
Category: Malware
Type: IM-Worm
Platform: W32


A worm that spreads over Instant Messaging (IM) networks.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.

Technical Details

IM-Worm:W32/VB is the family name for viruses that spread via Instant Messaging (IM) applications such as MSN Messenger, and which are written with the Visual Basic language.

For more information about information about worms, see Worm.

For more information about Visual Basic, see Terminology: Visual Basic.


Suspect a file or URL was wrongly detected? Submit a sample to our Labs for analysis

Submit Now

Give And Get Advice

Give advice. Get advice. Share the knowledge on our free discussion forum.

Learn More