WORM_NETSKY.U

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  1. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

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    Virus type: Worm

    Destructive: No

    This NETSKY variant propagates by sending a copy of itself as an attachment to an email. It uses SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) servers in sending email messages to addresses that it gathers from the affected system.

    The following are some samples of the email that it sends out:

    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/images/worm_netsky_u_img1.gif

    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/images/worm_netsky_u_img2.gif

    It also creates a mutex to ensure that only one copy of this worm resides in memory.

    Based on the code, it appears to have some programming errors, which causes it to crash after it attains memory-residency.

    For more information, consult the technical details section. Note that TrendLabs is currently working to provide more information on this malware.

    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_NETSKY.U
     
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