According to Sophos and and Symantec, W32.Kwbot.P.Worm is a peer-to-peer worm that spreads through file-sharing software, such as Kazaa, iMesh, LimeWire, Morpheus and eDonkey2000. W32.Kwbot.P.Worm is also known as W32/Sdbot-V.





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Uninstall procedure

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove W32.Kwbot.P.Worm manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If W32.Kwbot.P.Worm remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start your computer in safe mode.
  2. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  3. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  4. In the right pane, delete the value called 'System Efficiency Monitor', if it exists.
  5. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ RunServices'
  6. In the right pane, delete the value called 'System Efficiency Monitor', if it exists.
  7. Exit the registry editor.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

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