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Netol

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netol
Technical name:mIRC/Netol
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It displays a message on screen.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:March 5, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Netol is a worm that spreads through IRC chat channels.

The file that carries out the infection is always called NETOL.SRC. This file passes itself off as a screen saver, whereas it is actually the virus.

The effects of Netol are more annoying than damaging, as its only actions it carries out are to display an error message on screen and spread through IRC.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Netol is easy to recognize as:

  • It reaches computer in a file that is always called NETOL.SRC
  • When this file is run, it displays the following error message on screen: