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This worm arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.
This worm drops the following copies of itself into the affected system:
(Note: %Windows% is the Windows folder, which is usually C:\Windows.)
This worm adds the following registry entries to enable its automatic execution at every system startup:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunSysMonXP = "%Windows%\SysMonXP.exe"
Other System Modifications
This worm deletes the following registry keys:
This worm drops the following files:
This report is generated via an automated analysis system.
Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.
Restart in Safe Mode
To restart in Safe Mode:
• For Windows 2000 users
• For Windows XP users
• For Windows Server 2003 users
• For Windows Vista and Windows 7 users
Delete this registry value
Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.
To delete the registry value this malware/grayware created:
Search and delete these components
To manually delete a malware/grayware component from an affected system:
• For Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003:
• For Windows Vista and Windows 7 users:
Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as WORM_NETSKY.Q. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.
Restore these deleted registry keys/values from backup
*Note: Only Microsoft-related keys/values will be restored. If the malware/grayware also deleted registry keys/values related to programs that are not from Microsoft, please reinstall those programs on your computer.
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