Alert! Virus W32.Netsky.X@mm Moderate

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  1. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

    Apr 23, 2002
    B.C. Canada
    WARNING: W32.Netsky.X@mm
    Threat level: Category 3, Moderate (scale of 1-5)

    What is W32.Netsky.X@mm and how does it affect me?
    As of April 20, 2004, due to an increased rate of submissions, Symantec Security Response has upgraded W32.Netsky.X@mm to a Category 3 level threat from a Category 2 threat.

    The W32.Netsky.X@mm worm has the following characteristics:
    ·It is a variant of W32.Netsky.W@mm that scans for email addresses on all non-CD-ROM drives on the infected computer.
    ·It uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to the email addresses that it finds.
    ·The From line of the email is spoofed, and its Subject, Message, and Attachment vary. The attachment has a .pif extension.
    This threat is compressed with tELock.

    To read more about the W32.Netsky.X@mm
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