Nyxem.D

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPEVirus

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

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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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