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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Netsky.AB

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

It has no damaging effects. It deletes the entries belonging to several variants of the worm Bagle from the Windows Registry.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Aug. 20, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Netsky.AB 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.

Netsky.AB deletes the entries belonging to several variants of the worm Bagle, from the Windows Registry.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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