Name : MsnMsgrs.exe
Path : %WINDOWS%\MsnMsgrs.exe.exe
[ C:\Windows\MsnMsgrs.exe ]
type : Internet
Name : W32.Netsky.AD@mm
Alias : W32/Netsky-AD,
WORM_NETSKY.AF, NetSky.AF, Win32.Netsky.AE, I-Worm.Netsky.b
level : Low
MsnMsgrs.exe is the main
component dropped by Netsky.AD. It is
a modified variant of Netsky.B worm. This mass
mailing worm spreads using e-mail addresses
collected from ADB, SCS, OFT, SHT, DBX, TBB, DOC,
WAB, ASP, UIN, RTF, VBS, HTML, HTM, PL, PHP, TXT,
and EML files to distribute infected messages. Netsky.AD 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
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.
"MsnMsgr"= %WINDOWS%\MsnMsgrs.exe -alev
By default, %WINDOWS% will be C:\Windows in case
of Windows 95/98/ME/XP, C:\Winnt in case of
Windows NT/2000 ]
Netsky.AD worm uses its
own SMTP engine to send infected messages. The
infected attachment may contain a binary file or
ZIP file. Netsky.AD worm is detected on 13th
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