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Generic Worm

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Generic Worm
Technical name:Generic Worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 12, 2005
Detection updated on:June 21, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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.