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Netsky.S

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netsky.S
Technical name:W32/Netsky.S.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Netsky.s@mm,
Type:Worm
Effects:  It attempts to launch Denial of Service attacks against several web pages.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 5, 2004
Detection updated on:June 19, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Netsky.S is a worm that attempts to launch DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against several web pages, between April 14 and 23, inclusive.

Netsky.S spreads via email in a message with variable characteristics. However, it always includes an attached file with a PIF extension.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

However, Netsky.S spreads in an email message that always includes an attached file with a PIF extension.