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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Mydoom.AK

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mydoom.AK
Technical name:W32/Mydoom.AK.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It ends processes belonging to several security tools, thus leaving the computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware. It spreads via e-mail.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 7, 2005
Detection updated on:Feb. 7, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Mydoom.AK is a worm that ends processes belonging to several antivirus programs, firewalls and other security tools. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.

Mydoom.AK spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics. Some of the subjects of the e-mail messages it sends refer to Valentine's day:

  • Happy day
  • Happy Valentine's day
  • Valentine's day
  • you my love
  • your love

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mydoom.AK is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

However, bear in mind that some of the subjects of the e-mail messages it sends refer to Valentine's day.