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It ends processes belonging to security tools.
|First detected on:||Sept. 29, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||March 20, 2006|
Noomy.A is a worm that ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.
Noomy.A acts as a backdoor, and it also connects to a website in order to send information about the compromised computer (date, SMTP server, mail user name, etc.).
Additionally, this worm attempts to launch Denial of Service (DoS) attacks against the websites www.microsoft.com, www.sophos.com and www.kaspersky.com.
Noomy.A spreads via e-mail and IRC. Depending on the date and the type of connection, it chooses one of those transmission methods.
Noomy.A is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following message on screen the first time it is run: