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It opens the port 4512 in order to connect to an IRC server and receive remote control commands, ends several processes and prevents users from accessing several websites. It spreads via email in a message with variable characteristics.
|First detected on:||June 2, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||June 22, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Mytob.EC is a worm with backdoor characteristics that opens the TCP port 4512 in order to connect to an IRC server and receive control commands, which allow the affected computer to be remotely administrated.
This worm ends processes belonging to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. It also ends processes belonging to other malware.
Aditionally, it prevents users from accessing certain web pages, mostly belonging to antivirus companies.
Mytob.EC spreads via email, in a message with variable characteristics.
Click on the picture below to see a full-size diagram of the characteristics of Mytob.EC and how to protect your computer against them.
Mytob.EC is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.