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Mytob worms stop anti-virus protection

by Nikola Strahija on June 3rd, 2005 More different variants from the malicious Mytob worm family are raging through web, turning off security applications, leaving computers vulnerable to hackers.

New variants, Mytob.EC and EB, are mass mailing worms that spread via email by collecting all addresses stored in an infected computer.

According to security experts, the main characteristics of these worms are that they prevent web users from accessing the websites of security companies and open a backdoor that allows unauthorised and remote hackers to access the system.

The new variants, which also prevent anti-virus applications from updating, arrive in a compressed zip attachment in a message in English warning surfers of the closure of security or email accounts.

To prevent infection by Mytob variants, you should update your anti-virus software against the latest threats and patch against all known security vulnerabilities.

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