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.Win32.Padobot.m August 1, 2011
Net.Worm.Koobface.ld 99/10 0 July 2, 2009
NGRBot October 15, 2012
Nimda Worm September 29, 2011
Njw0rm 55/10 0 September 9, 2013
Not-a-virus:Client-IRC.Win32.mIRC.g August 10, 2011
Not-a-virus.Keygen.CloneDVD 66/10 525 June 23, 2010
Opex January 9, 2012
P2P-Worm.SpyBot October 4, 2007
P2P-Worm.SpyBot 99/10 0 September 22, 2008
P2P-Worm.Win32.BlackControl.g September 21, 2010
P2P-Worm.Win32.Malas.c 99/10 8 December 21, 2009
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.aaad 55/10 5 November 11, 2011
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.aivf July 1, 2011
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.arxz May 3, 2011
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.axdm October 19, 2010
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.bhnc November 17, 2010
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.bjzz 88/10 0 January 4, 2011
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.bpio 55/10 1 September 1, 2011
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.cuep 88/10 50 August 26, 2011
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.fuc August 6, 2010
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.jsf October 20, 2009
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.lfs 55/10 11,466 December 7, 2009
P2P-Worm.Win32.Polip.a December 15, 2010
P2P-Worm.Win32.SpyBot.pxk June 3, 2011
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