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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Worm-Generic

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Worm-Generic
Technical name:Worm-Generic
Threat level:Low
Alias:,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main aim is to infect and spread to other computers.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Sept. 3, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Worm-Generic is not a specific virus, but a group of worms with the following common characteristics:

  • It spreads quickly through any of the means of transmission usually used by viruses.
  • Infection is carried out when the file carrying the worm is run. This file has a variable name and carries out the infection in different ways. It tries to do this without the user realizing and is sometimes included inside other viruses and worms.

Visible Symptoms 

    

As it is not a specific virus, Worm-Generic does not have any visible symptoms that allow it to be identified.