Help with Worm/Generic.asgy

  Beelin 11:00 10 Jan 2010

Anyone knows what this is? Is it very bad? Any ideas how to get rid of it? I found this on my daughter's Scandisk pen drive which has her GCSE course work. It is detected by AVG - said it's healed and removed. Are we quite safe?

  Technotiger 11:08 10 Jan 2010

If AVG says it is healed and removed, then you should be quite safe.

  johndrew 11:31 10 Jan 2010

Generally a `worm` has a name and may be a `generic` type. The .asgy identifies the type of file (as in .exe or .doc) and could be associated with any number of bits of malware.

If you could provide the name of the malware, for example "Sapphire Worm" or "W32/SQLSlammer" we would have a better chance of identifying it for you.

In the mean while have a look at this, click here, it may give you a better idea of the various types of malware.

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