Threat Description

Jean

Details

Aliases:Jean, Santa, I-Worm.Santa, Xmas
Category:Malware
Type:Worm
Platform:VBS

Summary



Jean is a mass mailer (worm) written in Visual Basic Script.



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




Variant:Jean.A@mm

Jean.A spreads to first 50 recipients written in MS Outlook address book. The message that this worm sends looks as follows:

Subject: "News vom Weihnachtsmann " <user's name>
  Body:
  Guten Tag,
  es ist bald Weihnachten.
  Und wie sieht's aus mit schonen Geschenken ?
  Hierzu ein Tip vom Weihnachtsmann:
  Unter www.leos-jeans.de gibt es die besten Geschenke im Web !
  Das bedeutet absolut stressfreies Einkaufen, schnelle und unkomplizierte Lieferung, riesige Auswahl.
  Also nichts wie hin, und Frohe Weihnachten.
  Attachment: <the infected script file>

Jean.A was found in the wild in Germany on 24 of November 2000.





Technical Details: Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure; November 2000


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