WORM SPREADS IN THE WILD
Virus Name : W32.Netsky.S@mm
Alias : W32/Netsky-S,
, Netsky.S, WORM_NETSKY.S
Virus type : Internet
level : Medium
a modified variant of Netsky.Q worm. This mass mailing worm
spreads using e-mail addresses collected
from .eml, .txt, .php, .asp, .wab, .doc, .sht, .oft, .msg, .vbs, .rtf, .uin, .shtm, .cgi, .dhtm, .adb, .tbb, .dbx, .pl, .htm, .html,
.jsp, .wsh, .xml, .cfg, .mbx, .mdx, .mht, .mmf, .nch, .ods, .stm,
.xls, and .ppt files to distribute infected messages.
Netsky.S worm arrives as an
e-mail attachment. The infected attachment name, message body
and subject is randomly chosen
by the worm.
the worm file is executed,
it copies itself to Windows folder as "EasyAV.exe".
worm modifies registry run section to load automatically on the
next startup. The registry modification is given below.
[ By default,
%WINDOWS% will be C:\Windows in case of Windows 95/98/ME/XP,
C:\Winnt in case of Windows NT/2000 ]
worm uses its own SMTP engine to send infected messages. It
performs denial of service attack against specified web sites.
Netsky.S worm is detected on 5th April 2004.
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