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Netsky.G

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netsky.G
Technical name:W32/Netsky.G.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It deletes the entries belonging to several worms, including Mydoom.A, Mydoom.B, Mimail.T and several variants of Bagle. It emits a sound through the internal speaker.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 15, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

Netsky.G spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics.

In addition, when the system date is March 10, 2004, between 6:00 a.m. and 8:59 a.m., Netsky.G emits a sound that consists of random tones through the internal speaker.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Netsky.G is easy to recognize, as it emits a sound that consists of random tones through the internal speaker when the system date is March 10, 2004, between 6:00 a.m. and 8:59 a.m.

To hear this sound, click here.