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Randex.EH

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Randex.EH
Technical name:W32/Randex.EH.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  It attempts to copy to shared network resources by using passwords that are typical or easy to guess.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 17, 2004
Detection updated on:May 17, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Randex.EH is a worm that affects Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers only.

Randex.EH spreads across shared network resources. It scans IP addresses generated at random and attempts to access them through the port 445. If successful, Randex.EH attempts to gain access to the shared network resources by using passwords that are typical or easy to guess, in order to make copies of itself.

In order to be run, it creates a programmed task in the remote computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that Randex.EH has reached the computer is that it increases the network traffic on the port 445.