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|Effects: ||It ends processes belonging to antivirus programs, firewalls and system monitoring tools. It logs keystrokes and records the events launched by the user.|
|First detected on:||Sept. 5, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 21, 2003|
|Country of origin:||RUSSIA|
Dumaru.C is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with the subject Use this patch immediately ! and an attachment called PATCH.EXE.
Dumaru.C ends processes belonging to antivirus programs, firewalls and system monitoring tools. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other viruses and worms.
In additon, Dumaru.C logs keystrokes and records the events launched by the user.
Dumaru.C is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the following characteristics:
Use this patch immediately !
Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!