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It connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands, ends several processes and prevents users from accessing several websites. It spreads via email in a message that contains an attached file with ZIP extension.
|First detected on:||Jan. 15, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 17, 2006|
Mytob.MM is a worm with backdoor characteristics that connects to an IRC server and receives control commands, which allow the affected computer to be remotely administrated.
This worm ends processes belonging to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. It also ends processes belonging to other malware.
Aditionally, it prevents users from accessing certain web pages, mostly belonging to antivirus companies.
Mytob.MM spreads via email, in a message that contains an attached file with ZIP extension.
Mytob.MM is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.