Threat Description

VBSWG.AQ

Details

Aliases: VBSWG.AQ, Shakira
Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



On June 7th, 2002 VBSWG.AQ virus increased its spreading.

VBSWG.AQ also known as Shakira is a Visual Basic Script worm generated with VBSWG virus kit.

VBSWG.AQ is written to spread via mIRC and via email using Outlook Application.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.



Technical Details



The worm sends email messages with the following contents:

  Subject: Shakira's Pictures
      Body:   Hi :
	i have sent the photos via attachment
	have funn...
   Attachment: ShakiraPics.jpg.vbs


VBSWG.AQ searches for files with extensions .vbs and .vbe and infects them. The worm also shows the following message box:

F-Secure Anti-Virus has a generic detection that detects this worm and all VBSWG kit created viruses. This generic detection is included in F-Secure Anti-Virus since the beginning of February, 2001.





Description Created: Analysis: Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure; June 5th, 2002


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