An instant-messaging worm has started spreading to PCs running Windows by using Skype to chat up potential victims in an attempt to convince them to download and run the malicious software.

The worm, described in a blog post written by eBay’s Skype subsidiary, can converse with victims in at least three different languages: Latvian, Russian, and English. Antivirus firms and eBay have already assigned a plethora of names to the digital pest, including Ramex (Skype), Pykspa (Symantec), Skipi (F-Secure), and Pykse (McAfee and others).