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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Netsky.BR

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netsky.BR
Technical name:W32/Netsky.BR.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:Email-Worm.Win32.NetSky.ap
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It does not have any destructive effects. It spreads via email.

Affected platforms:

Windows ME/98/95

First detected on:July 17, 2006
Detection updated on:July 17, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Netsky.BR is a worm that does not have any destructive effects.

Its only aim is to spread to other computers via email.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Netsky.BR is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject: it is variable.
  • Message: it is variable.
  • Attachments: one of the following:
    BILL.TXT<134 blank spaces>.EXE
    DATA.TXT<134 blank spaces>.EXE
    DETAILS<134 blank spaces>.EXE
    IMPORTANT<134 blank spaces>.EXE
    INFORMATIONS<134 blank spaces>.EXE
    NOTICE<134 blank spaces>.EXE
    PART-2<134 blank spaces>.EXE
    TEXTFILE<134 blank spaces>.EXE
    These files have the same icon as a text file, in order to make users believe they are harmless text files.