What is worm?


i found a folder called Messenger1234. there was a read me file that says that it was a worm who wont damage but would spread. there is also instructions how to remove it. idont really trust worms so im wondering how do i remove this thing from my pc. thanks.


This question was answered on March 31, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I had a similar problem on a friends computer Safest thing to do would be to download McAfee from their website www.mcafee.com (they have a fully functional trial version), install it and have it scan your computer for virus.

If it doesn't find it then go ahead and follow the 1ReadMe.txt for removal instructions.

I followed the second method on my friends computer which got the job done and the computer is doing fine now :o)

I hope this helps.

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Posted by Cecilia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 31, 2003