Worm.IM.Sohanad

  • Threat Level: High
  • Description: Worm.IM.Sohanad spreads via Yahoo Messenger and infects Windows. It sends a message to all Yahoo Messenger contacts of an infected user. The message contains a link enticing users to download the worm. The worm also disable certain Windows functionalities abd hijacks Internet Explorer homepage. It also downloads other maware and it will also attempt to propagate via the means of creating copies of itself onto removable devices such as USB flash and hard drives.
  • Type: TT_Worm
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  • Removal: This infection can be removed using Spyware Doctor.

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