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LOAD32.EXE PROCESS INFORMATION

Process Name  : Load32.exe

Process Path : %WINDOWS%\Load32.exe [ C:\Windows\load32.exe]

Process type    : Internet Worm

Malware Name : W32.Dumaru@mm

Alias             : I-Worm/Dumaru, W32/Dumaru-A, W32/Dumaru@mm, WORM_DUMARU.A 

Threat level : Low

Process Details

                     Load32.exe is dropped by Dumaru worm. It is a mass mailing worm, uses  e-mail addresses collected from htm, wab, html, dbx, tbb, abd files to distribute infected messages. Dumaru worm arrives as an e-mail attachment. The infected attachment name will be "patch.exe". 

                     When the worm file patch.exe executed, it copies itself to Windows folder as "dllreg.exe" and Windows system folder as load32.exe, vxdmgr32.exe. It also drops an IRC Trojan windrv.exe in the Windows folder.

                     Dumaru modifies registry run section to load automatically on the next startup. The registry modification is given below.

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
"load32r"= C:\%Windows%\load32.exe

                     Dumaru worm uses its own SMTP engine to send infected messages. The worm infects exe files in the root directory of logical drives. This worm is detected on 16th August 2003.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated load32.exe in its signature file to protect users from this Trojan 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?

                   If you are already infected with load32.exe process, 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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