1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. W32.Netav.Worm


Risk Level 1: Very Low

July 15, 2002
February 13, 2007 1:03:54 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.Netav.Worm is a mass-mailing worm. It uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to email addresses that it finds in the Microsoft Windows Address Book and in files with extensions that contain "htm".

This threat may appear in email in this format:

Subject: The subject can be one of the following,
  • Hello
  • For you
  • Try it
  • Re:

Message: The message can be one of the following,
  • Hi
    Here is what you asked, bye.
  • Hello
    Maybe you could help me with this, bye.
  • Hello
    Now you can try it, bye.

Attachments: The attachment can be one of the following,
  • Setup.exe
  • Hgame.exe
  • Mininet.exe
  • Netav.exe

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 15, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 15, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 17, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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