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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Netsky.Z

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netsky.Z
Technical name:W32/Netsky.Z.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It launches denial of service attacks against several websites. It spreads via e-mail.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 21, 2004
Detection updated on:June 19, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Netsky.Z is a worm that launches Denial of Service attacks (DoS) against several websites.

In addition, Netsky.Z spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics and an attached file with a ZIP extension.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

However, Netsky.Z always reaches a computer in an e-mail message with variable characteristics and an attached file with a ZIP extension.