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It prevents users from accessing websites belonging to antivirus companies, and downloads another worm from a certain website.
|First detected on:||Oct. 18, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 18, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Mydoom.AD is a worm that modifies the HOSTS file, in order to prevent the user from accessing several antivirus companies.
Additionally, Mydoom.AD attempts to download another worm, detected by Panda Security as W32/Scranor.A.worm, from a certain website.
Mydoom.AD is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.