IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa is a worm that allows a third party to gain access to your computer. Like most worms, IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa can replicate itself and spread quickly through a network, email, or directly through external devices. However, IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa's case is fairly peculiar. This malware threat is much more common as a fake infection than as an actual malware invasion. If you have a genuine anti-malware program installed on your computer detecting IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa, then ESG malware researchers recommend removing IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa from your computer immediately. However, it is much more common for a supposed IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa worm infection to be the result of a rogue security program detecting fake threats.
Most Cases of the IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa Worm Are Not Really True
Rogue security programs are malware applications designed to detect fake infections on a computer system, so they can then charge the victim to remove them. IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa is often detected by a very large number of rogue security programs, especially those that are variants of the Ppn.exe file. Some examples of fake security applications that display a false IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa worm infection include XP Antivirus 2011, Vista Antivirus 2011, Win 7 Antivirus 2011, XP Total Security, Vista Total Security and Win 7 Total Security. According to our ESG malware researchers, these fake security programs will usually display a fake scan of your computer system, and then display fake results, which often include a fake IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa worm infection and other fake Trojan infections lifted directly from virus encyclopedias and databases.
A Fake Case of the IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa Worm Can Be Just as Devastating as the Real One
According to ESG security researchers, any notifications coming from your computer claiming that an IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa Worm infection is present, should be treated seriously. A real IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa worm infection can cause your computer to become a hub for infection, which can infect any other computer with which IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa Worm comes into contact. A fake IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa worm infection will usually mean that a rogue security program is wreaking havoc on your system, changing your settings and hogging up system resources. Fortunately, the paths to dealing with a real case of IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa and a fake case caused by a rogue security program are the same. In both cases, ESG team of security researchers recommend starting up Windows in Safe Mode (press F8 during start-up.) Then, a genuine anti-malware program should tell you whether you have a real case of IRC-Worm.DOS.Loa or a fake security program. In both cases, if your security program is properly updated, it should be able to remove the problem.
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