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Mydoom.BN

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

It  creates several execution threads. It spreads via e-mail.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 30, 2005
Detection updated on:March 30, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mydoom.BN is a worm that creates several execution threads. The first thread creates a file with a random text and opens the Notepad in order to display it when the worm is run.

Mydoom.BN spreads via e-mail, in a message with variable characteristics.

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Visible Symptoms 

    

Mydoom.BN is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it opens the Notepad with a random text.