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Netsky.AA

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Netsky.AA
Technical name:W32/Netsky.AA.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics and a file with a PIF extension.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 27, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Netsky.AA is a worm without damaging effects that spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics and an attached file with a PIF extension.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Netsky.AA always reaches the computer in an e-mail message with an attached file with a PIF extension.

In addition, when Nestky.AA is run, it displays the following fake error message on screen: