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Netsky.I

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netsky.I
Technical name:W32/Netsky.I.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 XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:March 8, 2004
Detection updated on:April 15, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

In addition, when the system date is March 5, 2004, between 11:00 a.m. and 11:59 a.m., Netsky.I emits a sound that consists of random tones through the internal speaker. However, this date is already over.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Netsky.I is easy to recognize, as it emits a sound that consists of random tones through the internal speaker when the system date is March 5, 2004, between 11:00 a.m. and 11:59 a.m.

To hear this sound, click here.