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Virus:Worm/Netsky.Q
Date discovered:13/12/2012
Type:Worm
In the wild:No
Reported Infections:Low
Distribution Potential:Medium
Damage Potential:Low
Static file:Yes
File size:28.008 Bytes
MD5 checksum:04871d17dbbd1911afc76aad6d9dbd20
VDF version:7.11.53.216

 General Method of propagation:
   • Email


Aliases:
   •  Symantec: W32.Netsky.Q@mm
   •  Mcafee: W32/Netsky.q@MM
   •  Kaspersky: Email-Worm.Win32.NetSky.r
   •  TrendMicro: WORM_NETSKY.Q
   •  Grisoft: I-Worm/Netsky.R
   •  VirusBuster: I-Worm.Netsky.R
   •  Bitdefender: Win32.NetSky.Q@mm


Platforms / OS:
   • Windows 95
   • Windows 98
   • Windows 98 SE
   • Windows NT
   • Windows ME
   • Windows 2000
   • Windows XP
   • Windows 2003


Side effects:
   • Drops a malicious file
   • Uses its own Email engine
   • Registry modification
   • Makes use of software vulnerability


Right after execution it runs a windows application which will display the following window:

Description inserted by Andrei Gherman on Thursday, September 29, 2005
Description updated by Andrei Gherman on Friday, September 30, 2005

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