Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It connects to an IRC channel and waits for remote control commands. It allows to run files, hide active processes, etc.
Protoride.gen is not an specific worm, but a generic detection for future variants of the Protoride family. This group of worms has the following common characteristics:
Protoride.gen is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.
However, if some applications cannot be run, it may mean that Protoride.gen has reached your computer.
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