Net-Worm:W32/Koobface.gen, Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface, W32/Koobface.worm (McAfee), W32.Koobface
(Symantec), Worm:Win32/Koobface (Microsoft)
Net-Worm:W32/Koobface.gen is the generic detection of Net-Worm:W32/Koobface variants. Koobface uses online social networks - such as Facebook, Hi5, Friendster, Myspace and so on - to spread.
Security programs use generic detections that look for broad patterns of code or behavior to identify similar programs or files. If you suspect the file was incorrectly detected, go to: Removal: Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?.
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A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:
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For a representative example of Koobface, please see the follow description: