Aliases: N/A
Variants: N/A

Classification: Malware
Category: Computer Worm

Status: Inactive
Spreading: Slow
Geographical info: Some parts in Asia, North and South America, Europe and Australia
Removal: Easy
Platform: W32
Discovered: 15 May 2000
Damage: Low

Characteristics: W32.Demo.Worm is a type of a worm that propagates only through floppy disk. The systems affected are Windows 97, Windows 98 and Windows Me. This first appeared on May 15, 2000. Its threat level is low and easy to remove.

More details about W32.Demo.Worm

Worms like the W32.Demo.Worm are malicious programs, which spreads its application even without the client’s prerogative. They are likely in comparison with viruses in which they can self-regenerate. However, worms can spread itself without attachment and infection towards different programs and files. These types of malware travel within your system via security holes on numerous vulnerable computers that are connected to a LAN or the World Wide Web. Worms consume a vast amount of your system’s resources resulting to a sluggish and noticeably unreliable machine. With the W32.Demo.Worm program installed on to your system, it is equal to identity theft, spousal spying, file corruption, loss of vital data and intolerable slow computer performance.

This type of worm automatically downloads executable files and spreads by installing itself in floppy disk. This virus tends to imitate legitimate programs. The application of this program starts by copying itself from one PC to another, but unlike a normal virus, this worm can virtually replenish and replace all its existing files within the configuration. This worm also scans hard drives, even those in partitions, and downloads numerous files from various Web servers and websites.