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It ends processes belonging to several antivirus programs, firewalls and worms. It spreads via e-mail and through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||Feb. 14, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 14, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Mydoom.AM is a worm that ends processes belonging to certain security tools, such as several antivirus programs and firewalls. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.
Mydoom.AM also ends processes belonging to other worms, such as Netsky, Bagle, Sobig and Blaster.
This worm also modifies the HOSTS file, in order to prevent access to the websites of several antivirus companies.
Mydoom.AM spreads via e-mail, in a message with variable characteristics, and through the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs KaZaA, Morpheus, eDonkey2000, iMesh and LimeWare.
Mydoom.AM is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it opens Notepad and displays a random text.