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Dumaru.gen

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dumaru.gen
Technical name:W32/Dumaru.gen.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls. It drops a Trojan that joins to an IRC channel in order to receive remote control commands.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 30, 2003
Detection updated on:Jan. 3, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:RUSSIA

Brief Description 

    

Dumaru.gen is a generic detection for future variants of the Dumaru family. This group of worms share the following common characteristics:

  • It spreads via e-mail.
  • It installs a Trojan on the affected computer. The Trojan incorporates its own IRC client in order to join an IRC channel and accept remote control commands, download and run files, etc.
  • It ends processes belonging to several antivirus programs, firewalls, etc. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Dumaru.gen is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.