|Short Description||May have trojan.downloader functions. Could perform DDoS attacks and might open undefended ports.|
|Symptoms||Slow PC, Opened ports, Unusually high network utilization without any logical reason.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Mail.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By W32.Mydoom.E|
W32.Mydoom.E is a dangerous worm that may open a backdoor to the affected PC and download and execute malicious files, making it completely defenseless. It is a variant of the infamous W32.Mydoom worm family. The worm may open several TCP ports so that it allows the attacker sending it out to connect to the computer directly and hence gain full access to the PC and the local network it is in. The worm is also believed to perform DDoS (Denial Of Service) type of attacks in scheduled times, depending on the attackers.
W32.Mydoom.E – How Did I Get Infected?
Mydoom malware is being distributed mostly via spam email attacks. The spam mails are being distributed to both users as well as domains. According to researchers the spam mails associated with this worm may contain the following as their subjects:
→”Test;hi;hello;Mail Delivery System;Mail Transaction Failed;Server Report;Status;Error”
More to it than that the spam mail may contain different attachements, usually with a .txt document’s Windows icon on them and their file formats are believed to be one of the following:
→.bat, .cmd, .exe, .pif, .scr, or .zip
Also, researchers report that this particular worm could send out spoofed emails that resemble something or someone important or already familiar to the end user.
Here are some of the attachment names associated with this family of worms:
→”document; readme; doc ;text ;file ;data ;test ;message; body
As it is to the attached files, they may be one or more files of the following formats:”
→.htm; .txt ;.doc ;.pif ;.scr ;.exe ;.cmd ;.bat; .zip
W32.Mydoom.E – What can it Cause?
Once started running in the background undetected, the worm may begin to create .dll and .exe files in %System% %Temp% and %AppData% that contain scripts. These scripts may modify different settings, such as disabling firewall and opening several ports of the computer in order to enable the backdoor to download and run different external files.
It may also run active executable processes that contain the same names as some original Windows Processes, such as tasking.exe or svchost.exe.
However, the worm may not execute the files by its own. This is why it may ad various registry keys or values in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in order to make Windows Explorer to load the malicious files without any hic ups. It may also situate registry values to run commands on system startup in:
Once it has executed it’s hazardous .exe material the worm then commands it to open several ports without the user’s consent. It can then download anything onto the infected PC. We are talking about Rootkits, Trojans, Spambots, Crypters to remain undetected on the PC for long periods of time and ofcourse Ransomware Trojans. Ransomware, such as CryptoWall 3.0 is the sole reason for over 18 million dollars lost last year in online extortion. What the viruses do is encrypt user data with strong encryption in order to extort users using deadlines for payment in return for the decryption keys.
What is more this family of Worms is famous for denial-of-service type attacks otherwise known as DDoS. In case you notice your date changed to another one there is a good chance you may soon become a victim of one. It is strongly advised to immediately extract your data from your computer so that you can ensure its safety.
It may not be an easy process to remove W32.Mydoom.E in case you have detected it on your computer. The software may have downloaded god knows what on your computer. This is why it is highly recommended to employ advanced anti-malware program that will make sure you remove any other threats and rootkits associated with it. In case you want to be sure you will detect any rootkits in the firmware of your computer. For satisfying results, please follow the removal instructions below:
Step 1: Start Your PC in Safe Mode to Remove W32.Mydoom.E.
Removing W32.Mydoom.E from Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:
1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
– For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.
– For PCs with multiple operating systems: Тhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.
3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.
4. Log on to your computer using your administrator account
While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.
Removing W32.Mydoom.E from Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 systems:
Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.
A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart and boot into Safe Mode so you can scan for and remove W32.Mydoom.E.
Step 2: Remove W32.Mydoom.E automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all W32.Mydoom.E associated objects.
- Guide 1: How to Remove W32.Mydoom.E from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of W32.Mydoom.E from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove W32.Mydoom.E from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase W32.Mydoom.E from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall W32.Mydoom.E from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove W32.Mydoom.E from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate W32.Mydoom.E from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove W32.Mydoom.E from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove W32.Mydoom.E
Step 2: Uninstall W32.Mydoom.E and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by W32.Mydoom.E on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by W32.Mydoom.E there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of W32.Mydoom.E from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall W32.Mydoom.E and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove W32.Mydoom.E via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove W32.Mydoom.E files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as W32.Mydoom.E, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove W32.Mydoom.E from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase W32.Mydoom.E from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall W32.Mydoom.E from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove W32.Mydoom.E from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the W32.Mydoom.E will be removed.
Eliminate W32.Mydoom.E from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.