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It opens a port 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:||Sept. 14, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 14, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Mytob.JN is a worm with backdoor characteristics that opens a TCP port 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.JN spreads via email, in a message with variable characteristics.
Mytob.JN is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.