Worms

A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program. It uses a network to send copies of itself to other nodes (computers on the network) and it may do so without any user intervention. Unlike a virus, it does not need to attach itself to an existing program. Worms almost always cause at least some harm to the network, if only by consuming bandwidth, whereas viruses almost always corrupt or devour files on a targeted computer.

Many worms that have been created are only designed to spread, and don’t attempt to alter the systems they pass through. A “payload”, however, is code designed to do more than spread the worm it might delete files on a host system, encrypt files in a cryptoviral extortion attack, or send documents via e-mail. A very common payload for worms is to install a backdoor in the infected computer to allow the creation of a zombie (an Internet accessible computer compromised by a hacker) under control of the worm author. Networks of such machines are often referred to as botnets and are very commonly used by spam senders for sending junk email or to cloak their website’s address.

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There are currently 965 articles listed on worms.

Name Threat Level Detection Count Date
Net-Worm.Fujacks 55/10 7 December 22, 2009
Net-Worm.Kido!sd6 55/10 79 July 16, 2010
Net-Worm.Kolab.dnl 1010/10 0 February 18, 2010
Net-Worm.Koobface!sd6 March 9, 2010
Net-Worm.Koobface.B!rem 55/10 24 June 9, 2010
Net-Worm.Korgo 99/10 9,048 June 3, 2010
Net-Worm.Randex.B!rem June 9, 2010
Net-Worm.SillyFDC 77/10 20 January 4, 2010
Net-Worm.SillyFDC!rem November 17, 2010
Net-Worm.Spybot November 13, 2009
Net-Worm.Spybot.C!rem 99/10 0 October 20, 2010
Net-Worm.Win32.Allaple.e December 3, 2010
Net-Worm.Win32.Kido.ih August 6, 2009
Net-Worm.Win32.Kido.ir December 21, 2010
Net-Worm.Win32.Kolab.dog October 21, 2009
Net-Worm.Win32.Kolab.dqe 99/10 1 December 7, 2009
Net-Worm.Win32.Kolab.drg 88/10 1 September 30, 2010
Net-Worm.Win32.Kolab.hit August 20, 2010
Net-Worm.Win32.Kolab.hsm April 27, 2010
Net-Worm.Win32.Kolab.hvw May 4, 2010
Net-Worm.Win32.Kolabc.icb August 18, 2010
Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.eyf February 10, 2010
Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.iap 88/10 978 August 1, 2011
Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.t 88/10 251 September 22, 2009
Net-Worm.Win32.Padobot.ag August 2, 2011
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