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FVPROTECT PROCESS INFORMATION

Process Name  : FVProtect.exe

Process Path : %WINDOWS%\FVProtect.exe [ C:\Windows\FVProtect.exe ]

Process type    : Internet Worm

Malware Name : Netsky. P Worm

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

Threat level : Medium

Process Details :

                     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. 

The 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.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
"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, Win32.Netsky.P, Win32/Netsky.Q.

How can I protect my system?

                   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.

How to remove this Worm?

                   If you are already infected with FVProtect process, you can remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus software. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer. Run Solo Antivirus scanner and choose "delete" option on FVProtect.exe and other malware dropped files.

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