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W32.Netsky.D@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 1, 2004
Updated:
March 1, 2004 6:50:18 PM
Type:
Virus
Infection Length:
17424 Bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000
W32.Netsky.D@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to email addresses it gathers from certain files on the system.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 1, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 31, 2012 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 1, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 31, 2012 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 1, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Large Scale E-mailing: Sends itself out as an attachment to emails.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Subject of Email: Varies
  • Name of Attachment: Varies with PIF extension
  • Size of Attachment: 17424 Bytes
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha

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