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03.22.2004 - Level 3 Virus: W32.Netsky.P@mm



View AntiVirus related news. Due to an increase in the rate of submissions Symantec Security Response has upgraded W32.Netsky.P@mm to a Category 3 from a Category 2 threat as of March 22, 2004

W32.Netsky.P@mm (also known as W32.Netsky.Q@mm) is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to the email addresses it finds when scanning the hard drives and mapped drives. The worm also tries to spread through various file-sharing program by copying itself into various shared folders.

The From line of the email is spoofed, and its Subject line and message body of the email vary. The attachment name varies with .exe, .pif, .scr, or .zip file extension.

This threat is compressed with FSG.

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NID: 2558 / Submitted by: TACKtech Team
Categories: Anti-Virus
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