Threat Description

Nyxem.D

Details

Aliases:Nyxem.D, Nyxem.D
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform:W32

Summary



This variant of the Nyxem worm was found in September 2004. The worm spreads itself via emails. It deletes files of various security applications.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



The worm drops this file:

  • \windows\system32\About_Blackworm.C.txt

When executed, the worm will run an empty copy of Windows Media Player. Additionally the worm can perform a Denial of Service (DoS) attack against this website: webstats.web.rcn.net






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