W32/Mytob-FO

Category: Viruses and SpywareProtection available since:05 Jul 2006 00:00:00 (GMT)
Type: Win32 wormLast Updated:05 Jul 2006 00:00:00 (GMT)
Prevalence: Small Number of Reports

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Characteristics

  • Turns off anti virus applications
  • Allows others to access the computer
  • Modifies data on the computer
  • Uses its own emailing engine
  • Installs itself in the registry

Affected Operating Systems

Windows

If you are running Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows, version 6.0, you should follow our instructions for removing worms.

If you use any of our other products for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and Windows 95/98/Me you will also need to edit the following registry entries, if they are present. Please read the warning about editing the registry.

At the taskbar, click Start|Run. Type 'Regedit' and press Return. The registry editor opens.

Before you edit the registry, you should make a backup. On the 'Registry' menu, click 'Export Registry File'. In the 'Export range' panel, click 'All', then save your registry as Backup.

Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entries:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

and remove any reference to any file you deleted.

Close the registry editor.

Replace the Hosts file from a backup or edit it in Notepad to remove the changes that the worm has made.

For all other platforms, please follow our instructions for removing worms.

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