Know Your Malware: Lodear Removal

Lodear is a rapidly spreading Internet worm, which propagates through e-mail messages with attached archives containing infected executables. Once the user unpacks and runs such executable, the worm secretly installs itself to the system and starts a spreading routine. It contacts predetermined web sites and downloads specific instructions and lists of e-mail addresses. Then it uses own mail engine to spread the infection to those addresses. Lodear also downloads and runs arbitrary executable files, some of them can be malicious. The worm automatically runs on every Windows startup.

Related files: hloader_exe.exe, loader.exe, hleader_dll.dll

Lodear properties:
Connects itself to the internet
Hides from the user
Stays resident in background Remove Lodear, removal instructions

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 2nd November 2005 10:45PM