Worm Software

Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, worm software comes in two different forms. If you want to be entertained, you can try any number of worm computer games from “Worms Game” to Bookworm MSN Games, or if your computer system has been infected with worms, you can download a number of worm software removal tools. Let’s get the serious stuff out of the way before we talk about the fun stuff like worm software games.

Worm viruses can be removed with a number of worm software removal tools. If you are running Windows, please try to use only Microsoft software downloads. Microsofts
“Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool” is free for its Windows operating system. This free worm virus removal tool updates once a month and it reports if a worm virus or other malicious software is found.

Other malicious software removal tools are available through Norton AntiVirus and McAfee Antivirus. These software programs are not free. It is important to note that while the Microsoft Software Removal Tool helps remove infections, it does not prevent them. If you want added security, it is best to install Norton or McAfee after using any given malicious software removal tool. You can also install a top-rated virus protection program such as BitDefender or Kaspersky.

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software including Blaster Worm, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. The tool creates a log file named mrt.log in the %WINDIR%\debug folder. Version 1.30 adds Win32/Allaple to the list of malicious software this tool detects.

You can download the tool directly from the Microsoft website or Cnet.com.

Worm Software Games

The popular Worms Game is a video game that features an arsenal of unique and bizarre weapons along with a platoon of fiesty worms. The game uses a combination of interesting animation and bright landscapes to create a colorful war-like game for all ages. Developed by Team17 Software, Worms Game is a series of turn-based computer games. This means, the flow of the game is partitioned into precise and visible parts called turns or rounds.

Here’s how Worms Games works. Each player in the game controls a small platoon of animated worms. The platoons battle other computer-controlled worms or player controlled worms across a reshapable landscape. Although the game is war-based, the animation is humorous. During the course of the game players take turns choosing their worms and whatever tools and weapons they prefer in order to kill the opponents worms. Once they kill all of the opponents’ worms, they win the game. The worms move about by walking, jumping, bungee jumping, and by using ninja ropes. The players have to think fast because each move is timed. The players can’t waste time thinking, if they do – they are out of the game!

So how do worm’s get killed or die? The worms die when:

·A worm’s health is reduced to zero
·A worm enters the water by falling off the island or through a hole
·A worm is thrown off of either side of the arena

Worms Game has more than fifty weapons at the player’s disposal. Many of these weapons are either inside jokes or inspired by popular TV programs and movies. A good example is the Holy Hand Grenade, which was inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Just a few weapons include:

Bazooka
Mail Strike
Homing Missile
Holy Hand Grenade
Cluster Bomb
Carpet Bomb
Concrete Donkey
Mad Cow
Indian Nuclear Test
MB Bomb
Banana Bomb
Dynamite
Air Strike
Shotgun
Machine Gun
Fire Punch
Dragon Ball
Prod
Blowtorch
Landmine
Exploding Sheep
Kamikaze
Ninja Rope
Girder
Jetpack
Teleport
Skip Turn
Surrender

The following lists represent games in the Worms series. First and second generation games are 2D variants and Worms 3D (2003), Worms Forts: Under Siege (2004), and Worms 4: Mayhem (2005) are 3D variants.

First Generation

Worms (1995)
Worms Reinforcements (1995)
Worms & Reinforcements United (1996)
Worms: The Director’s Cut (1997)

Second Generation

Worms 2 (1997)
Worms Armageddon (1999)
Worms World Party (2001)

Third Generation

Worms: Open Warfare (2006)
Worms (2007 and 2009)
Worms: Open Warfare 2 (2007)
Worms: A Space Oddity (2008)[3]
Worms 2: Armageddon (2009)[4]
Worms 3D (2003)
Worms Forts: Under Siege (2004)
Worms 4: Mayhem (2005)

Latest Team17 Releases

From the Official Team17 Website

Worms Open Warfare 2 (2007)
Release: Out Now
Formats: Nintendo DS, PSP
URL: www.wormsopenwarfare2.com

Worms: Open Warfare 2 builds upon the success of last years Worms: Open Warfare. In addition to the classic Deathmatch mode, the game also includes robust new single and multiplayer modes such as Rope Race, Fort, Puzzle and Campaign modes that challenge players to use new strategies and teamwork to defeat their enemies. The new Firing Range allows gamers to test their weapons skills, including 11 new weapons like the Bunker Buster and Buffalo of Lies as well as classics such as the Super Sheep, Concrete Donkey and the Holy Hand Grenade. Gamers that take the battle online will be able to demonstrate their Worms combat prowess with daily updated stats and leader boards on the official Worms website. Players will also enjoy the new, in-depth customization options including custom landscape and team flag editors in addition to modified hats, tombstones and victory dances for their worm teams.

Worms Game Spin-offs

There are several Worms Game spin-offs including: Worms Pinball (1999), Worms Blast (2002), and Worms Golf (2004).

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