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Risk Level 2: Low

April 27, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:22:08 PM
Also Known As:
WORM_NETSKY.AA [Trend], W32/Netsky.aa@MM [McAfee], Win32.Netsky.AA [Computer Asso, W32/Netsky-AA [Sophos]
Systems Affected:

W32.Netsky.AA@mm is a variant of W32.Netsky.Z@mm that scans for email addresses on all non-CD-ROM drives on the infected computer. It uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to the email addresses that it finds.

Its Subject, Message, and Attachment vary. The attachment has a .pif extension.

This threat is compressed with PECompact.

Note: Definitions dated prior to April 27, 2004 may detect this threat as W32.Netsky.Z@mm

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 27, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 27, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 28, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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