WORM_RANDEX.AK is memory resident worm that spreads through network shares, opens ports, and connects to an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server to await malicious commands. Once in control of the infected system, the malicious user can download and execute files, get system information, redirect connections, take screenshots, and launch a Denial-of-Service attack. This worm is also programmed to steal CD keys to several popular computer game titles, including “Call of Duty”, “Halflife”, and “Neverwinter”. This worm is currently in-the-wild and affects Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP operating systems. WORM_RANDEX.AK also creates Windows registry entries that execute the worm at every system startup and prevent the user from running applications. On Windows 95, 98, and ME systems, WORM_RANDEX.AK can disable registry tools to prevent the user from using the registry editor. If you would like to scan your computer for WORM_RANDEX.AK or thousands of other worms, viruses, Trojans and malicious code, visit HouseCall, Trend Micro's free, online virus scanner at: http://housecall.trendmicro.com WORM_RANDEX.AK is detected and cleaned by Trend Micro pattern file #895 and above.