Trend Micro MEDIUM Risk Virus Alert - WORM_NETSKY.AB

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  1. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

    Apr 23, 2002
    B.C. Canada
    As of April 28, 2004 1:20 AM PST, TrendLabs has declared a Medium Risk Virus Alert to control the spread of WORM_NETSKY.AB. TrendLabs has received several infection reports indicating that this malware is spreading in Japan, Taiwan and Korea. There are also infections in Europe, particularly in France.

    This NETSKY variant propagates via email. To spread, it sends copies of itself via SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). It harvests email addresses from files located in local drives C to Z, and with particular extension names.

    This malware also deletes Windows registry entries created by the BAGLE worm.

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