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It connects to an IRC server in order to receive remote control commands and ends several processes. It spreads via email in a message with an attached file.
|First detected on:||Oct. 23, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 24, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Mytob.QA 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.
Mytob.QA spreads via email, in a message with the subject Account Alert!.
Mytob.QA is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message with the following characteristics:
- Attached file:
where? stands for a random number.