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Netsky.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netsky.A
Technical name:W32/Netsky.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It deletes the entries belonging to several worms, including Mydoom.A and Mimail.T.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 16, 2004
Detection updated on:April 15, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Netsky.A is a worm that deletes the entries that belong to several worms, including Mydoom.A and Mimail.T.

Netsky.A spreads via e-mail and through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.

When Netsky.A spreads via e-mail, it reaches the computer in a message with variable characteristics, but which always has the subject Auction successful!.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Netsky.A is easy to recognize, as it displays the following error message on screen when it is run: