The following was discussed here and apparently was contained in a
post that came in on the CGIN-list. This info should help clean it
up. (AVP and Dr. Web are probably the best antivirus aids available).
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To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, May 04, 2000, 7:25:16 AM
Subject: Virus Alert - I-Worm.LoveLetter
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I-Worm.LoveLetter is a Visual Basic Script worm that is spreading through
internet via an Microsoft Outlook e-mail message that reads as a chain
The worm uses the Outlook e-mail application to spread.
I-Worm.LoveLetter is also a overwriting Visual Basic Script virus, and it
can spread itself using mIRC client as well.
When the worm is executed, it first copies itself to Windows System
and to Windows directory:
Then it adds the registry keys:
The worm replaces the Internet Explorer home page with a link to an
executable program, "WIN-BUGSFIX.exe" and creates a HTML file, " LOVE-
LETTER-FOR-YOU.HTM", to the Windows System directory.
I-Worm.LoveLetter will use Outlook to mail a copy of itself to everyone in
each address book.
The message will be addressed:
Body: kindly check the attached LOVELETTER coming from me.
The worm then searches for file with an extension of .jpeg, .mp3,
.mp2,.jpg .js, .jse, .css, .wsh, .sct, and .hta on local and remote drives
and overwrites them with itself. Once overwritten the worm changes the
extension of the overwritten files to .vbs or .vbe.
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