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peSky.D

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:peSky.D
Technical name:W32/Pesky.D.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible via Skype. In order to do so, it sends a link that points to a copy of itself to all the users included in the Contact list of the affected user.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:April 16, 2007
Detection updated on:April 17, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

peSky.D is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible.

In order to do so, it uses the voice over IP program called Skype. It sends a link that points to a copy of itself to all the users included in the Contact list of the affected user.