New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

W32.NetSky


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
dana4954

 
Member Since: Nov 01, 2007
Posts: 1
dana4954 is on a distinguished road

dana4954 is offline
Having problems with my G5 - iPhoto has crashed and cannot be re-opened. Often Safari just closes down in the middle of things. Ran a scan and there seems to be a worm "W32. NetSky" infested on my computer. What free software can I download to get rid of this problem? Can anyone help?
QUOTE Thanks
Brown Study

 
Brown Study's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 11, 2004
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 1,964
Brown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to all
Mac Specs: G4 Tiger and OS 9

Brown Study is offline
It's Windows-only malware. But a site might have planted a cookie, so clear the cookie cache. Here's some info:
Quote:
The top ten list of malware reported at Sophos's global network of monitoring stations in the first six months of 2006 are as follows:
Position. Virus - Percentage of reports
1. W32/Sober-Z - 22.4%
2. W32/Netsky-P - 12.2%
3. W32/Zafi-B - 8.9%
4. W32/Nyxem-D - 5.9%
5. W32/Mytob-FO - 3.3%
6. W32/ Netsky-D - 2.4%
7. W32/Mytob-BE - 2.3%
8. W32/Mytob-EX - 2.2%
9. W32/Mytob-AS - 2.2%
10. W32/Bagle-Zip - 1.9%
Others - 36.3%

All of the above malware works on Windows; none is capable of infecting Mac OS X.
I don't know whether this is true.
Quote:
The problem is not your PB nor your yahoo, it is the fact that your email address is somehow stored in an ADDRESSBOOK of somebody's WINDOWS PC and is infected with such worm.

Another sad fact is, you really cannot trace (thru normal non-extreme means), who the real sender is, because the nature of this worm (NETSKY.P) generates a random "sender/originator" email address. As long as your name is in the infected pc's addressbook you will never get rid of it.

One more thing, make sure that your Yahoo, spam protection feature is enabled.
QUOTE Thanks
MacHeadCase
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

*Moved thread to proper forum*
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« 1 stack broke. | How do I make my menu bar translucent? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?