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W32.Netsky.H@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 5, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:18:22 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows

W32.Netsky.H@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.


Notes:
  • Symantec Consumer products that support Worm Blocking functionality automatically detect this threat as it attempts to spread.
  • Rapid Release definitions with sequence number 28349 or later will detect this threat as W32.Netsky.H@mm.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 5, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 5, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • 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: Fergal Ladley

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