Resolve for W32/Apology-B description
A tool that removes W32/Apology-B
SWAPOL is the name of the utility for disinfecting the W32/Apology family of viruses.
In order to clean your computer you need one of the following tools:
The SWAPOL self-extractor and save it into the C: (root) directory.
The Emergency SAV Distribution (DOS) self-extractor and save it into the C: (root) directory.
W32/Apology-B is a file infecting virus with email-aware worm and backdoor characteristics.
During the infection process the virus creates three hidden files in the windows directory.
IE_Pack.exe contains code which modifies wsock32.dll. Win32.dll is a copy of the file sent by email, it contains code for all components of the virus. MTX_.exe is the backdoor component. When it is executed it tries to connect to a website and download further programs to run.
The virus replaces wsock32.dll with a modified version which monitors network traffic. When the virus detects the user sending an email, it will send another to the same recipient. The message will have no subject or body text, only an attachment with one of the following names:
When it is active the virus will also attempt to block user access to websites which contain information about viruses. It blocks access to sites whose URLs include text from the list below.
It also prevents the user from sending email to organisations whose domain name begins with text from the following list
If you detect W32/Apology-B we recommend using Sophos Anti-Virus in full mode to detect all fragments which may be present on the PC.
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