Threat Description

LoveLetter.BE

Details

Aliases:LoveLetter.BE
Category:Malware
Type:Worm
Platform:VBS

Summary



This variant of Email-Worm:VBS/Loveletter is distributed as an infectious e-mail file attachment.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



This variant spreads in a message with the following content:

Subject: fwd: Joke
 Attachment: Joke.vbs
	
	

VBS/LoveLetter.BE@mm is quite similar with the original VBS/LoveLetter.A. This variant saves itself to the Windows System directory as "Jokes.vbs" and "Jokes.htm".

Also this variant uses a different set of extensions, so the files with the following extensions are deleted: ".js", ".zip", ".css", ".doc", ".xls" and ".htm"; and the files with following extensions are hidden: ".mp3" and ".mid". The worm creates a new file using the original file name and a ".vbs" extension for each file that it deletes or hides.

This variant does not spread via mIRC.





Description Created: F-Secure; June 2001
Technical Details: Sami Rautiainen


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