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Process Name  : sysmonxp.exe

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

Process type    : Internet Worm

Malware Name : W32.Netsky.Q@mm

Alias             : W32/Netsky-Q, W32/Netsky.Q@MM , Netsky.Q,   WORM_NETSKY.Q 

Threat level : Medium

Process Details

                     Sysmonxp.exe is dropped by Netsky.Q and it is a modified variant of Netsky.P worm. This mass mailing worm spreads using  e-mail addresses collected from MSG, OFT, SHT, DBX, TBB, ADB, DOC, WAB, ASP, UIN, RTF, VBS, HTML, HTM, PL, PHP, TXT, SHTM, DHTM, CGI and EML files to distribute infected messages. Netsky.Q worm arrives as an e-mail attachment. The infected attachment name, message body and subject is randomly chosen by the worm. 

                     When the worm file is executed, it copies itself to Windows folder as "sysmonxp.exe". It also drops mass mailing component firewallloger.txt and other temporary files in the infected system.

                     Netsky.Q worm modifies registry run section to load automatically on the next startup. The registry modification is given below.

"SysmonXP"= %WINDOWS%\sysmonxp.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.Q worm uses its own SMTP engine to send infected messages. The infected attachment may contain a binary file or ZIP file. Netsky.Q worm is detected on 29th March 2004. 

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated detection for sysmonxp.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 sysmonxp 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.

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