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Worm/Generic AVG detects this highly active Virus and its 5273 known variants.
What is Worm/Generic?
Worm/Generic is a malicious software that once it is exceuted has the capability of replicating itself and infect other files and programs. These type of malware, called Viruses, can steal hard disk space and memory that slows down or completely halts your PC. It can also corrupt or delete data, erase your hard drive, steal personal information, hijack your screen and spam your contacts to spread ... Read more
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How can I remove Worm/Generic?
While surfing online
If you received a pop-up warning for Worm/Generic while you were surfing a website, chances are that the malware was blocked and there's nothing to remove.
During your regular activity
When AVG real-time antivirus protection detects a virus in your computer, the AVG Detection window is displayed, with two options:
- Protect Me: this is the recommended action. It will remove the threat from your device.
- Ignore the threat: will do nothing to remove the virus, however the file will be blocked so infection won't spread
It is recommended to perform a full device scan after dealing with any threat, to make sure it was successfully deleted.
For more detailed advise on more specific situations, please visit to our Virus Removal FAQ section.
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