Neroma

Classification

Malware

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Neroma, Nearby, I-Worm.Nearby, Win32/Neroma.worm.5632, W32.Neroma@mm, I-Worm.Win32.Maro.5632

Summary

Nearby is a simple email worm written in Visual Basic.

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Technical Details

The worm usually arrives as an attachment to an email that looks like that:

Subject: It's Near 911!
Body: Nice butt baby!
Attachment: nerosys.exe
 

Some email browsers can show the attachment name as 911.JPG.

Due to a bug the infected message body can miss the first letter.

When run, the worm installs itself to system by copying its file to Windows folder and modifying SYSTEM.INI file to be always started with Windows. On NT-based systems the startup key is created in the Registry. Once activated, the worm browses Outlook Address Book and sends itself to all email addresses listed there.

The worm deletes all files in Windows folder on the following dates: 1, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28.


Variant:Neroma.B (Nearby.B, I-Worm.Nearby.B, W32.Neroma.B@mm)

Nearby is a simple email worm written in Visual Basic. The worm usually arrives as an attachment to an email that looks like that:

Subject: Time to 911!
Body: Hi, Nice butt!
Attachment: nrs.exe
 

Some email browsers can show the attachment name as 119.GIF.

Due to a bug the infected message body can miss the first letter.

When run, the worm installs itself to system by copying its file to Windows folder and modifying SYSTEM.INI file to be always started with Windows. On NT-based systems the startup key is created in the Registry. Once activated, the worm browses Outlook Address Book and sends itself to all email addresses listed there.

The worm deletes all files in Windows folder on the following dates: 1, 9, 11

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