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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Netsky.AG

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

It has no direct damaging effects. It deletes the entries belonging to several variants of the worms Mydoom and Mimail from the Windows Registry.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 14, 2004
Detection updated on:Aug. 20, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Netsky.AG is a worm without damaging effects that spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics and through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.

Netsky.AG deletes the entries belonging to other worms, including Mydoom.A, Mydoom.B and Mimail.T, from the Windows Registry.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Netsky.AG is easy to recognize when it reaches the computer, as its file has the following icon:

Additionally, it displays the following message on screen when it is run: