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DoomHunter.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:DoomHunter.A
Technical name:W32/DoomHunter.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:  

It listens to the port 3127, and sends itself to any remote computer that attempts to gain access through this port. It ends the processes belonging to several worms, including Mydoom.A and Mydoom.B.

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Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

Detection updated on:Feb. 12, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

DoomHunter.A is a worm that spreads via Internet. It searches for computers affected by the worms Mydoom.A and Mydoom.B, installs itself in them and attempts to delete the processes and files belonging to Mydoom.A, Mydoom.B, Blaster, Doomjuice.A and Doomjuice.B.

DoomHunter.A listens to the port 3127, which is used by the backdoor component of Mydoom.A and Mydoom.B. If it finds any activity, DoomHunter.A sends a copy of itself to the remote computer that is attempting to gain access through this port.

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Visible Symptoms 

    

DoomHunter.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.