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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Mytob.CX

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

It connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands and prevents users from accessing several web pages. It spreads via email and across networks.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 9, 2005
Detection updated on:July 11, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mytob.CX is a worm with backdoor characteristics that connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands, such as delete, download and run files.

Mytob.CX ends processes belonging to several security tools and system tools, among others. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.

Aditionally, it prevents users from accessing certain web pages, belonging to antivirus companies.

Mytob.CX uses different means to spread:

  • It spreads via email, in a message with variable characteristics.
  • It attempts to access network shared resources using passwords that are typical or easy to guess.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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