Name : FVProtect.exe
Path : %WINDOWS%\FVProtect.exe
[ C:\Windows\FVProtect.exe ]
type : Internet
Name : Netsky.
Alias : W32/Netsky-P, W32/Netsky.P@MM
, Netsky.P, WORM_NETSKY.P, I-Worm.Netsky.P,
WORM_NETSKY.P, W32/Netsky-P, Win32.Netsky.P, Win32/Netsky.Q
level : Medium
FVProtect.exe is dropped
by Netsky.P worm and it is a
modified variant of Netsky.C worm. Netsky.P worm arrives as
an e-mail attachment. The infected attachment
name, message body and subject is randomly chosen
by the worm.
infected mail sample is given below.
When the worm file is
executed, it copies itself to Windows folder as
"FVProtect.exe". It also drops
userconfig9x.dll, base64.tmp, zip1.tmp, zip2.tmp,
zip3.tmp, zipped.tmp in the infected system.
Netsky.P searches C to Z
drives and copies itself to folders containing
the string "share" or "sharing".
This string search allows the worm to spread
using file sharing networks like KaZaA . Then it
modifies registry run section to load
automatically on the next startup. The registry
modification is given below.
"Norton Antivirus AV"= %WINDOWS%\FVProtect.exe
By default, %WINDOWS% will be C:\Windows in case
of Windows 95/98/ME/XP, C:\Winnt in case of
Windows NT/2000 ]
Netsky.P worm uses its
own SMTP engine to send infected messages. The
infected attachment may contain a binary file or
ZIP file. Netsky.P worm is detected on 22nd March
2004. This worm is also known as W32/Netsky-P,
W32/Netsky.P@MM , Netsky.P, WORM_NETSKY.P,
I-Worm.Netsky.P, WORM_NETSKY.P, W32/Netsky-P,
How can I protect my
Solo has incorporated
detection for FVProtect.exe in its signature file
to protect users from this worm attack. Solo
antivirus registered users are already protected
from this Worm. Make sure that you have installed
registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect
your system from all virus threats.
to remove this Worm?
you are already infected with FVProtect process,
you can remove it from your computer using Solo
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