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Risk Level 2: Low

March 4, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:17:45 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Netsky.G [Computer Assoc, NetSky.G [F-Secure], W32/Netsky.g@MM [McAfee], WORM_NETSKY.G [Trend]
Systems Affected:

W32.Netsky.G@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.

Note: Symantec Consumer products that support Worm Blocking functionality automatically detect this threat as it attempts to spread.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 5, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 5, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 10, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yuhui Huang

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