Aliases: N/A
Variants: W32.Dolly.14848.Mirc

Classification: Malware
Category: Computer Worm

Status: Inactive
Spreading: low
Geographical info: Asia, Europe and US
Removal: Easy
Platform: W32
Discovered: 11 May 2001
Damage: low

Characteristics: The W32.Mirc.gen program allegedly uses MIRC as its infection center.

More details about W32.Dolly.Mirc.gen

Upon complete execution, this worm will search for the MIRC.ini file by going to the MIRC folder in your system. Once the file is found, the worm will then modify it. The worm may have altered the content of the file but its name will remain and appear as it is. The file then goes to the MIRC chat room and infects other users. It is tagged as W32.Dolly because the ini.file of MIRC is changed to ini.Dolly.

The W32.Mirc.gen program is distributed from computer to computer with the use of a host. It may disguise itself as a desirable program downloadable from peer-to-peer (p2p) file sharing applications and Internet Relay Chat channels (IRC). It may also attach its EXE file in unsolicited e-mails. The program may be automatically installed when the unsuspecting user clicks the file.