MyDoom meets dead-end at Modwest

January 27, 2004
Modwest, Inc. (, a provider of shared and managed hosting solutions, announced today that despite the rapid proliferation of the MyDoom/Novarg worm, Modwest customer mailboxes continue to be virus-free.

The new worm, rated as “high risk” by Network Associates, Symantec, and other anti-virus vendors, mass-mails itself to all addresses found on infected computers using its own SMTP engine. To become infected, the recipient must open the accompanying attachment.

“We’re filtering nearly two thousand per hour, making the MyDoom/Novarg worm one of the hardest-hitting worms that we’ve seen. The system is handling the increased load, and no viruses or worms are getting through,” said Modwest co-founder and VP John Masterson.

Modwest includes virus filtering for free with all web hosting accounts, and it is available as an option to managed server accounts. Modwest hosts thousands of business email accounts for customers in 49 countries, and processes millions of messages a day.

About Modwest

Modwest, Inc. is a leading web hosting and online services company providing internet solutions to small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. Since 2000, Modwest has developed a reputation for exceptional customer service, solid hosting performance, and open-source technologies. For more information about Modwest, please visit

John Masterson
(406) 541-4678

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