WARNING: W32.Netsky.P@mm - Threat level: Category 3, Moderate (scale of 1-5)

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Marianna, Mar 23, 2004.

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  1. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

    Apr 23, 2002
    B.C. Canada
    What is W32.Netsky.P@mm and how does it affect me?
    W32.Netsky.P@mm, also known as W32.Netsky.Q@mm, is yet another varient of the Netsky worm, a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to the email addresses it finds when scanning hard
    drives and/or mapped drives. The worm also tries to spread through various file-sharing programs by copying itself into various shared folders.

    The "From" line of the email is spoofed, and its "Subject" line and
    message body vary.

    The attachment name varies with .exe, .pif, .scr, or .zip file extension.

    Also, this threat is compressed with FSG.

    - Rapid release definitions dated March 21, 2004 or March 22, 2004 may
    detect this threat as W32.Netsky.Q@mm.

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