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|Common name:||Generic Worm|
|Technical name:||Generic Worm|
It spreads and affects other computers.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||July 12, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||June 21, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Generic Worm is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
Generic Worm does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.