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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Noomy.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Noomy.A
Technical name:W32/Noomy.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32.Noomy.A@mm, W32/Noomy-A
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It ends processes belonging to security tools.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 29, 2004
Detection updated on:March 20, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Noomy.A is a worm that ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.

Noomy.A acts as a backdoor, and it also connects to a website in order to send information about the compromised computer (date, SMTP server, mail user name, etc.).

Additionally, this worm attempts to launch Denial of Service (DoS) attacks against the websites www.microsoft.com, www.sophos.com and www.kaspersky.com.

Noomy.A spreads via e-mail and IRC. Depending on the date and the type of connection, it chooses one of those transmission methods.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Noomy.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following message on screen the first time it is run: