|ALIAS:||W32/NetSky.G@mm, I-Worm.NetSky.g, W32.NetSky.G@mm|
Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.
For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.
Eliminating a Local Network Outbreak
If the infection is in a local network, please follow the instructions on this webpage:
Descriptions of all previous NetSky worm variants can be found here:
The worm's file is a PE executable file about 27 kilobytes long, packed with PE-Patch and TELock file compressors. The unpacked file's size is over 31 kilobytes.
On March 10th, 2004 the worm constantly beeps with PC speaker from 6:00 to 8:59. Below is the link to the WAV file with the sound that the worm makes: http://www.f-secure.com/virus-info/v-pics/netsky_d.wav
NetSky.G worm doesn't copy its files to shared folders.
Installation to system
When run, the worm installs itself to system. It copies its file to Windows folder as AVGUARD.EXE and creates a startup key for this file in System Registry:
[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] "Special Firewall Service" = "%windir%\avguard.exe -av service"
where %windir% represents Windows directory
The worm creates a mutex named "Netsky AV Guard" to avoid running more than one instance of itself.
Spreading in e-mails
NetSky.G worm has its own SMTP engine that it uses to send emails with infected attachments to all found e-mail addresses. The worm uses different subjects, message body texts and attachment names in its e-mails.
The worm scans all available drives except CD-ROM drives for e-mails. It searches for e-mail addresses in files with the following extensions:
.eml .txt .php .pl .htm .html .vbs .rtf .uin .asp .wab .doc .adb .tbb .dbx .sht .oft .msg .shtm .cgi .dhtm
Re: Document Re: Re: Document Re: Re: Thanks! Re: Thanks! Re: Your document Re: Here is the document Re: Your picture Re: Re: Message Re: Hi Re: Hello Re: Re: Re: Your document Re: Here Re: Your music Re: Your software Re: Approved Re: Details Re: Excel file Re: Word file Re: My details Re: Your details Re: Your bill Re: Your text Re: Your archive Re: Your letter Re: Your product Re: Your website
The message body text for infected messages is selected from the following list:
Your document is attached. Here is the file. See the attached file for details. Please have a look at the attached file. Please read the attached file. Your file is attached.
The attachment name for infected messages is selected from the following list:
your_document.pif your_document.pif document.pif message_part2.pif your_document.pif document_full.pif your_picture.pif message_details.pif your_file.pif your_picture.pif document_4351.pif yours.pif mp3music.pif application.pif all_document.pif my_details.pif document_excel.pif document_word.pif my_details.pif your_details.pif your_bill.pif your_text.pif your_archive.pif your_letter.pif your_product.pif your_website.pif
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Deleting Registry keys and disinfecting Bagle worm
The NetSky.G worm variant of the worm deletes the following Registry keys:
[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] KasperskyAv Explorer Taskmon system. msgsvr32 DELETE ME service Sentry Windows Services Host
[HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] KasperskyAv Explorer OLE Windows Services Host d3dupdate.exe au.exe sysmon.exe rate.exe gouday.exe sate.exe ssate.exe srate.exe
NetSky.G worm removes Registry keys of several Bagle worm variants if it finds them on an infected computer. At least the last 8 keys listed above belong to earlier Bagle variants.