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syshosts.exe


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What is it?
syshosts.exe is a file associated with the W32.MyDoom.Y@mm worm

What does it do?
W32.MyDoom.Y@mm is a mass-mailing worm

when w32.mydoom.ymm is executed it does the following:

Copies itself as the following files:
    • %System%syshosts.exe
  • Note: %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default this is C:WindowsSystem (Windows 95/98/Me), C:WinntSystem32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:WindowsSystem32 (Windows XP).
  1. Adds the value:

    "MS Updates"="%System%syshosts.exe"

    to the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun

    so that the worm is executed every time Windows starts.
  2. Opens http://www.microsucks.com in Internet Explorer.
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syshosts.exe is Spyware!

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