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    Security expert responds to hardware attacking E-threat Holzwickede, January 27, 2010 after the BitDefender GmbH warned the highly dangerous Zimuse worm on January 26, the security specialist promptly on the threat responded. BitDefender released a removal tool to remove the E-threats shortly after the discovery. The tool can be downloaded under zimuse-removal-tool.exe. With Win32.Worm.Zimuse, a worm attacking the hardware of a PC for the first time. The treacherous: He works like a virus and spreads like a worm. The threat as a harmless IQ test or as a self-extracting zip file masquerades at the user.

    So far, two variants of Zimuse are known. Zimuse attacking the master boot record of the hard disk and overwrites it. After 40 (Variant A) 20 days (option B), the worm generates an error message that prompts the user, restart the PC. When another boat, a part of the disk is damaged. First spread the worm via email, torrent sites, via shared network folder or DC hubs. In addition, the malware is Able to spread via removable media. The great period during the infection and the activation of the virus makes it especially difficult to track him.

    The removal tool from BitDefender but recognizes the threat and removed them. Users who are unsure of whether your PC has been infected by the virus, can run a free QickScan, indicating insight in less than 30 seconds, whether Zimuse is on the PC. The scan is on Zimuse-website of BitDefender (www.zimuse.com) or to find. Tips to remove Zimuse: download the removal tool under the above address (exe file 201 KB). Windows XP users who have on their PC only limited user rights, click with the right mouse button on the button “zimuse-removal-tool.exe” and choose the option “run as administrator”. Then, he will be prompted to enter credentials for an admin account. BitDefender recommends to restart the system after the disinfection is completed. People, the no have up-to-date malware protection or their current security software Zimuse does not recognize, should learn about extended protection features of BitDefender suites. More information under:. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, BitDefender provides background information and current news in English at in the daily fight against threats from the Internet. Press contact: BitDefender GmbH Robert-Bosch-str. 2 D-59439 Holzwickede contact person: Hans-Peter Lange PR Manager Tel.: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-330 fax: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-499 email: PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH nesting first race 3 D-56472 Nisterau contact: Fabian Sprengel Tel.: + 49 (0) 2661 91260-0 E-Mail: