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Netsky.J

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netsky.J
Technical name:W32/Netsky.J.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Netsky.J@mm
Type:Worm
Effects:  

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

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 8, 2004
Detection updated on:Jan. 27, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

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

In addition, when the system date is March 2, 2004, between 6:00 a.m. and 8:59 a.m., Netsky.J emits a sound that consists of random tones through the internal speaker. However, this date is already over.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Netsky.J is easy to recognize, as it emits a sound that consists of random tones through the internal speaker when the system date is March 2, 2004, between 6:00 a.m. and 8:59 a.m.

To hear this sound, click here.