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  3. W32.Netsky.F@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

March 3, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:18:29 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Netsky.F [Computer Assoc, NetSky.F [F-Secure], W32/Netsky.f@MM [McAfee], WORM_NETSKY.F [Trend]
Systems Affected:

W32.Netsky.F@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to the email addresses it finds when scanning hard drives and mapped drives.

The Subject, Body, and Attachment vary.

  • Symantec Consumer products that support Worm Blocking functionality automatically detect this threat as it attempts to spread.
  • This worm has an MD5 hash value of 0x8B0E7DB17842BA98D271B217DCD8909E.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 3, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 3, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 3, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Benjamin Nahorney

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