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W32/Protoride-E

by Marianna Schmudlach / March 17, 2004 12:50 AM PST

Aliases
Worm.Win32.Protoride.e, W32/Protoride.worm, W32.Protoride.Worm

Type
Win32 worm

Description
W32/Protoride-E is a Windows worm that spreads via network shares. The worm also has a backdoor component that allows unauthorised remote access to the computer via IRC channels.
W32/Protoride-E attempts to copy itself to the Windows system folder with the filename rdpty.exe and then set the following registry entry so as to run itself before all EXE files:

HKCR\exefile\shell\open\command

W32/Protoride-E attempts to copy itself to msupdate.exe in the startup folder of shared network computers.

W32/Protoride-E may also set the following registry entry:

HKLM\Software\BeyonD inDustries\ProtoType[v2]

W32/Protoride-E remains resident, running in the background as a service process and listening for commands from remote users via IRC channels.

http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32protoridee.html

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