Wednesday, August 04, 2004

New MyDoom.P Virus variant causes more online trouble....

- Panda Software warns of the new worm Mydoom.P -

Virus Alerts, by Panda Software (http://www.pandasoftware.com)

MADRID, August 3 2004 - Panda's New TruPrevent Technologies combat viruses and intrusions have also detected and blocked Mydoom.P, without having a signature file.

PandaLabs has detected the presence of Mydoom.P, a new variant of the well-known Mydoom worm. Incidents involving this new variant have already been reported.

Mydoom.P spreads via e-mail using its own SMTP engine. Mydoom P opens the notepad (which is empty).

Mydoom.P might arrive with any of the following subjects:

SN: New secure mail
Secure delivery
failed transaction
Re: hello (Secure-Mail)
Re: Extended Mail
Delivery Status (Secure)
Re: Server Reply
SN: Server Status

Posible attachment file names are: mail, message, attachment, transcript,text, document, file, readme. It can arrive with the following extensions: .exe, .zip, -txt.exe, -htm.exe y -txt.scr.

More details of the messages thatMydoom.P uses are available from Panda Software's virus Encyclopedia at http://www.pandasoftware.com/virus_info/encyclopedia/

PandaLabs detected this new variant using Panda Software's new TruPrevent Technologies which detected and successfully blocked MyDoom.P as well as Mydoom.N, without prior knowledge of the malicious code.

TruPrevent Technologies complement traditional antivirus, as they are capable of detect and block the unknown viruses, like MyDoom.P, using behavioural analysis and can be used alongside of other companies antivirus solutions.

To prevent incidents involving Mydoom.P, Panda Software advises users to take precautions and update their antivirus software. Panda Software has made the corresponding updates available to its clients to detect and disinfect this new malicious code.

For further information about Mydoom.P and other computer threats, visitPanda Software's Virus Encyclopedia at: http://www.pandasoftware.com/virus_info/encyclopedia/

In addition, users can scan their computers online for free with the ActiveScan solution, available on the company's web page at: http://www.pandasoftware.com

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