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It ends processes belonging to several security tools, leaving the computer defenseless against the attack of other malware, and prevents users from accessing several websites. It spreads via email and through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||Oct. 30, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 30, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Netsad.F is a worm that ends processes with a name containing certain text strings, if they are active. These processes belong to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. It also ends processes belonging to other malware.
Additionally, it prevents users from accessing several websites, some of which belong to antivirus companies.
Netsad.F spreads via email and through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.
Note: in order to work properly, Netsad.F needs Microsoft .NET framework 2.0 to be installed on the affected computer.
Netsad.F is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.