Alert - Windows users: Mass-mailer with backdoor component
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The Dumaru takes advantage of hair-trigger alert notifications in
many antivirus and filtering products.
This effectively launches an email Denial of Service (DoS) attack against the mail servers at duma.gov.ru. To prevent this attack, administrators should disable the sending of email notifications to alleged senders.
Dumaru installs a backdoor Trojan, Narod.A providing backdoor access to infected systems.
According to antivirus vendor Trend Micro the Dumaru worm also contains
a viral component that infects PE_EXE files on the root of the local
drive. For this reason, manual removal of the worm is not recommended.
Instead, use antivirus software updated after August 19, 2003 to detect
and disinfect Dumaru. A full technical description of the Dumaru worm's
impact can be found here.
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