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|Effects:||It attempts to launch Denial of Service attacks against several web pages, deletes the entries belonging to several worms, including Mydoom.A, Mydoom.B, Mimail.T and several variants of Bagle and emits a sound through the internal speaker.|
|First detected on:||March 29, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||July 29, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies|
Netsky.Q attempts to launch DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against several web pages, between April 8 and 11, inclusive.
Netsky.Q spreads via email in a message with variable characteristics. It is automatically activated when the email message is viewed through Outlook's Preview Pane. It does this by exploiting a vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which allows email attachments to be automatically run. This vulnerability exploit is known as Exploit/iFrame.
In addition, when the system date is March 30, 2004, between 5:00 a.m. and 10:59 a.m., Netsky.Q emits a sound that consists of random tones through the internal speaker.
To hear this sound, click here.