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Netsky.T

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netsky.T
Technical name:W32/Netsky.T.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32/Netsky.t@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 6, 2004
Detection updated on:April 15, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

Netsky.T spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics. However, it always includes an attached file with a PIF extension.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

However, Netsky.T spreads in an e-mail message that always includes an attached file with a PIF extension.