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|Common name:||Worm Gen.SP|
|Technical name:||Worm Generic.SP|
|Effects: ||It logs keystrokes and accepts control commands, such as launching denial of service attacks against websites.|
|First detected on:||Aug. 3, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 5, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Worm Gen.SP is not a specific worm, but a generic detection for future variants of unknown worms. This group of worms have the following common characteristics:
- It logs keystrokes and stores them in text files. These text files are then sent via IRC.
- It accepts remote control commands, as launching denial of service (DoS) attacks against websites.
- It spreads through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs, such as KaZaA.
Worm Gen.SP is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.