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Netsky.R

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netsky.R
Technical name:W32/Netsky.R.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32/Netsky.r@mm,
Type:Worm
Effects:  It attempts to launch Denial of Service attacks against several web pages and deletes the entries belonging to several worms, including Mydoom.A, Mydoom.B, Mimail.T and several variants of Bagle, Sdbot, Gaobot and Spybot.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 31, 2004
Detection updated on:June 19, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

Netsky.R attempts to launch DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against several web pages, between April 12 and 16, inclusive.

Netsky.R spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics. However, its subject always includes the text Re: Document.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Netsky.R is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

However, Netsky.R spreads in an e-mail message that always includes the text Re: Document in its subject.