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Netsky.B

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Detects Netsky.B Registry Key

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

This system appears to be infected by Netsky.B which is a mass-mailing worm
that uses its own SMTP engine to distribute itself to the email addresses it
collects when probing local hard drives or remote mapped drives.

Solution : Update your Anti-virus definitions file and perform a complete
system scan.

See also :
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_101034.htm
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_NETSKY.B

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison modified by c.houle@bell.ca

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