WORM SPREADS IN THE WILD
Virus Name : W32.Netsky.Q@mm
Alias : W32/Netsky-Q,
, Netsky.Q, WORM_NETSKY.Q
Virus type : Internet
level : Medium
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.
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.
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. The
infected attachment may contain a binary file or ZIP file.
Netsky.Q worm is detected on 29th March 2004.
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