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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Mytob.MM

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mytob.MM
Technical name:W32/Mytob.MM.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands, ends several processes and prevents users from accessing several websites. It spreads via email in a message that contains an attached file with ZIP extension.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Jan. 15, 2006
Detection updated on:Jan. 17, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Mytob.MM is a worm with backdoor characteristics that connects to an IRC server and receives control commands, which allow the affected computer to be remotely administrated.

This worm ends processes belonging to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. It also ends processes belonging to other malware.

Aditionally, it prevents users from accessing certain web pages, mostly belonging to antivirus companies.

Mytob.MM spreads via email, in a message that contains an attached file with ZIP extension.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mytob.MM is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.