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It spreads and affects other computers.
It changes system permissions.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet, via email.
|First detected on:||Dec. 10, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 10, 2009|
MyDoom.HP is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
MyDoom.HP uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.