w32.changeup is a worm that is spread through infected removable drives, mapped network drives, certain file-sharing programs or by exploiting the Microsoft Windows Shortcut 'LNK' Files Automatic File Execution Vulnerability of computer systems that have not been patched.
One of the primary functions of the w32.changeup worm is to download malware onto the infected computer. Some of it’s variants may pose an additional threat to your personal information through the hidden installation of a keylogger, which may record your every keystroke.
Before you start, we always suggest hat you back up your important data to usb flash drive or some other external media. Unfortunately, since this particular worm is spread through the use of removable drives, any backups that you make to external devices may spread the infection onto the backup devices. Either way you should still backup your important files to a cd or dvd. And after you have successfully removed w32.changeup, execute an antiviral scan on the media that you backed up your data on., To prevent a possible re infection of your computer. You will need only a few programs to remove the worm. You should be able to download the files below on the infected system. If that’s not the case, you’ll need to download the needed files on an alternate computer, burn them to cd (Not On a Flash Drive) and then execute them on the infected computer.
You’ll need to download: