Virus-like program that spreads automatically to other computers by sending itself out by email or by any other means. A program that propagates itself by attacking other machines and copying itself to the affected machine.
Worms have self-replicating code that travels from machine to machine by various means. A worms first objective is merely propagation. Worms can be destructive depending on what payload they have been given. Worms may replace files, but do not insert themselves into files.
It opens a backdoor on TCP port 8.
It tries to connect to a predetermined IRC server, open a back door, and wait for commands from an attacker. The back door allows the attacker to do perform activites like
* Perform a denial of service attack
* Access an FTP server
* Run as Web server
* Logs keystrokes and saves them
Propogates IM and e-mail. e.g. Instant Messenger, AOL mail
Also propogates through Windows Messenger, network shares and instant messages.