W32.Netsky.K@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 "sender" of the email is spoofed, and its subject, message body, and attachment vary. The attachment has a .pif extension.
This threat is compressed with tElock.
- Symantec Consumer products that support the Worm Blocking functionality automatically detect this threat as it attempts to spread.
- The worm has an MD5 hash value of 0xE26BC65552359A226CE6589E60C22151.
The worm attempts to disinfect the systems that the following worms may have compromised. The deletion of the additional registry keys may result in other worms being de-activated.
- W32.Beagle.A@mm through W32.Beagle.K@mm
- W32.Welchia.B.Worm through W32.Welchia.D.Worm
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