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Process Name  : winpsd.exe

Process Path : %SYSTEM%\winpsd.exe [ C:\Windows\System32\winpsd.exe ]

Process type    : Internet Worm

Malware Name : W32.Mydoom.Q@mm

Alias             : I-Worm/Mydoom.S, W32/Mydoom.S@mm, W32/Mydoom-S, WORM_ROTAS.A, I-Worm/Mydoom.Gen

Threat level : Low

Process Details :

                     Winpsd.exe is the main component dropped by Mydoom.Q. It is a mass mailing worm, uses  e-mail addresses collected from the infected system to distribute infected messages. Mydoom worm arrives as an e-mail attachment with following characteristics

subject: photos
Message text: LOL!;))))
Attachment name: photos_arc.exe

The infected mail sample is given below

                     When the infected attachment is executed, copies itself to Windows system folder as winpsd.exe file in the background. It also copies to rasor38a.dll in the Windows folder.

                     W32.Mydoom.Q@mm modifies registry run section to load automatically on the next startup. The registry modification is given below.

"winpsd"= C:\%SYSTEM%\winpsd.exe

                     W32.Mydoom.Q@mm uses its own SMTP engine to send infected mails. It tries to download a backdoor file from the site and Mydoom.Q worm appeared on 16th August 2004.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated winpsd.exe in its signature file to protect users from this worm attack. Solo antivirus registered users are already protected from this Worm. Make sure that you have installed registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect your system from all virus threats.

How to remove this Worm?

                   Solo antivirus can detect and remove winpsd.exe safely. If you are already infected with this Worm, you can remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus software.  Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

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