x
48h OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
SPECIAL OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
HALLOWEEN OFFER
take advantage of our
terrific discounts
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
CHRISTMAS OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 40% OFF
x
SPECIAL OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
BLACKFRIDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
x
CYBERMONDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
(Only for homeusers)
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
Active Scan. Scan your PC free
Panda Protection

Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Encyclopedia GetVirusCard True 0

Worm Gen.GA

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Worm Gen.GA
Technical name:Worm Generic.GA
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It uses the RPC DCOM and WebDAV vulnerabilities in order to spread to as many computers as possible. It connects to an IRC server and waits for control commands. It allows to obtain information on the affected computer, run files, etc.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:June 22, 2004
Detection updated on:Aug. 5, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Worm Gen.GA is a generic detection for future variants of unknown worms. This group of worms have backdoor characteristics, and share the following common features:

  • It only affects Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers.
  • It exploits the RPC DCOM and WebDAV vulnerabilities to spread to as many computers as possible.
  • It connects to a specified IRC server and waits for control commands.
  • As a backdoor, it allows to obtain information on the affected computer, run files, launch DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, etc.

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computer, it is highly recommendable to download the security patches for the RPC DCOM and WebDAV vulnerabilities from the Microsoft website.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that Worm Gen.GA has reached the computer is that the network traffic increases on the ports 135 and 445, as the worm attempts to exploit the RPC DCOM vulnerability.