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W32.Netsky.P@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 21, 2004
Updated:
March 22, 2004 5:11:17 PM
Also Known As:
Email-Worm:W32/NetSky.P [F-Secure]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
W32.Netsky.P@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to email addresses it gathers from certain files on the system. The worm also tries to spread itself via various file-sharing methods by copying itself into directories using enticing filenames.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 21, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 9, 2014 revision 034
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 21, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 10, 2014 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 24, 2004
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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: Emails itself to contacts gathered from the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Subject of Email: Varies
  • Name of Attachment: Varies
  • Size of Attachment: Varies
  • Shared Drives: Copies itself to file-sharing folders.

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