- April 3, 2005
- February 13, 2007 12:36:16 PM
Also Known As:
- Win32.Mytob.AA [Computer Assoc, Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.c [Kasper, W32/Mytob.c@MM [McAfee], W32/Mytob-C [Sophos], WORM_MYTOB.V [Trend Micro]
- Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
W32.Mytob.V@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses it own SMTP engine to send an email to addresses that it gathers from files on the compromised computer. The email has a variable subject and attachment name. The attachment will have a .bat, .cmd, .doc, .exe, .htm, .pif, .scr, .tmp, .txt, or .zip file extension.
The worm also has the ability to open a back door and spreads through the network by exploiting common system vulnerabilities.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version April 4, 2005
Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
Initial Daily Certified version April 4, 2005
Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
Initial Weekly Certified release date April 6, 2005
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Writeup By: Candid Wueest