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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Mytob.QA

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

It connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands and ends several processes. It spreads via email in a message with an attached file.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 23, 2006
Detection updated on:Oct. 24, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mytob.QA 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.

Mytob.QA spreads via email, in a message with the subject Account Alert!.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mytob.QA is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    Account Alert!
  • Attached file:
    ATT0000? .HTML
    where? stands for a random number.