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by Marianna Schmudlach / March 17, 2004 12:53 AM PST

Worm.Win32.Protoride.g, W32/Protoride.worm, W32.Protoride.Worm

Win32 worm

W32/Protoride-G 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-G 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:


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

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

HKLM\Software\BeyonD inDustries\ProtoType[v2]

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


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