Short bio

Worm.AutoRun.FLDGen is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for a worm with Autorun capabilities. Variants of this worm create an icon for their executable which look exactly like folder icons.

folder icon executable


Malwarebytes protects users from Worm.AutoRun.FLDGen using real time protection.

block Worm.AutoRun.FLDGen

Malwarebytes blocks Worm.AutoRun.FLDGen

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Worm.AutoRun.FLDGen without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Business remediation

How to remove Worm.AutoRun.FLDGen with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menu Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

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