Burmec is a worm that spreads by copying itself to removable media, local hard disks and mapped network drives. Once executed, the parasite displays a picture and installs itself to the system. Then it runs a spreading routine and a payload. Burmec modifies some system settings and disables essential system tools such as Registry Editor, Command Prompt and Task Manager. It also terminates some running antivirus programs. Furthermore, the worm can corrupt local files or replace them with copies of itself. Burmec automatically runs on every Windows startup and every time applications are being launched or files of certain types are being opened.