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Deadhat.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Deadhat.C
Technical name:W32/Deadhat.C.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Deadhat.worm.c, WORM_DEADHAT.C, W32/Vesser.worm.c
Type:Worm
Effects:  It causes the computer to not start up correctly, ends processes belonging to security programs and opens a TCP port.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Feb. 17, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Deadhat.C is a worm with destructive effects that spreads through the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program SoulSeek and via Internet.

Deadhat.C causes the affected computer to not start up correctly, as it deletes files that are vital to its functioning.

Deadhat.C ends processes belonging to some antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. This leaves the computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware. It also ends the processes belonging to Mydoom.A and Mydoom.B.

In addition, Deadhat.C opens the TCP port 2766, allowing to download files to the affected computer by using a remote connection.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Deadhat.C is easy to recognize, as it displays the following error message on screen when it is run: