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



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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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