New Mass Emailing Virus BE AWARE

  Lozzy 15:11 26 Feb 2003

[email protected] is a variant of [email protected] This mass-mailing worm uses Microsoft Outlook and its own SMTP engine to send itself to all contacts in Outlook Address Book and Windows Address Book. The email is disguised as a Microsoft Security Update and will arrive with an attachment that has a .exe or .zip file extension. It copies itself to the startup folder of all mapped remote drives as WebLoader.exe. It attempts to spread through KaZaA file-sharing network and Internet Relay Chat (IRC). The worm may send itself to some Newsgroups whose URLs are carried by the worm.

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  Lozzy 15:12 26 Feb 2003

1. Displays a fake message when first execution. This message, which is not from Microsoft, has the following characteristics:

This product is protected by copyright laws and international
copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and


Microsoft and/or its respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties
and conditions with regard to this information, including all warranties
and conditions of merchantability, whether express, implied or
statutory, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
Microsoft does not warrant that the functions for the software or code
will meet your requirements, or that the operation of the software or
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or code can be corrected. Furthermore, Microsoft does not warrant
or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the
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  jazzypop 15:18 26 Feb 2003

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  jazzypop 15:20 26 Feb 2003

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