Worm.Ainslot.A is a worm which compromises the PC’s firewall to allow hacker access and download other malware to the system. This worm copiers itself to other PCs on the same network and attaches itself to removable drives and media. Worm.Ainslot.A is able to steal sensitive information such as user names and passwords and online banking info and relay this information to its authors.
Like most worms, Worm.Ainslot.A will create hidden copies of itself with Autorun which will cause the worm to execute whenever the drive is launched on another PC. What is more Worm.Ainslot.A will copy itself to a subdirectory of the Documents and Settings Windows folder under the name of winlogon.exe. Seeing as this file is a normal Windows process, it will be difficult to detect and remove Worm.Ainslot.A without the help of a security tool.
This worm will ultimately give complete access of the system to unauthorized parties and will download and execute arbitrary files of suspect nature to the system. In order to protect your sensitive data and restore your PC’s safety and privacy get rid of Worm.Ainslot.A while there is still time. This is best achieved by making use of a genuine security tool which will not only destroy Worm.Ainslot.A but also protect the PC against similar future infections.
Danger level: 6