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.

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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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