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It downloads and installs a backdoor. It spreads via e-mail.
|First detected on:||Sept. 9, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 9, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Mydoom.W is a worm that connects to several websites in order to download and install a file belonging to a backdoor, on the affected computer.
Mydoom.W spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics.>
Mydoom.W is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.