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Darby.D

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Darby.D
Technical name:W32/Darby.D.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Worm.P2P.Darby.e, W32/Darby.h@MM
Type:Worm
Effects:  It ends processes belonging to antivirus programs, firewalls and system monitoring tools, among others. It disables the Windows Registry editing tools.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Feb. 21, 2004
Detection updated on:Oct. 13, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:PERU

Brief Description 

    

Darby.D is a worm that spreads via e-mail and through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.

Darby.D searches the memory for active processes belonging to antivirus programs, firewalls and system monitoring tools, among others, and ends them. This leaves the computer vulnerable to the attack of other viruses, worms, Trojans, etc.

In addition, Darby.D disables the tools that allow to edit the Windows Registry.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Darby.D is easy to recognize, as it displays the following message on screen when it is run:

In addition, its icon has the same appearance as a Windows folder, in order to trick the user into thinking that it is harmless.