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Category: Malware

Type: Worm

Aliases: Monopoly, Bill Gates Joke


VBS/Monopoly is a worm, that uses Microsoft Outlook to mass mail itself. It has been created using Visual Basic Script and it works under Windows Scripting Host (WSH) version 5.0 or later.


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Technical Details

When the script is executed, it first creates three files to Windows temporary directory: "monopoly.jpg", "monopoly.whs" and "monopoly.vbe".

After these files has been created, the worm will show a message box with the following text:

Bill Gates is guilty of monopoly. Here is the proof.

When user selects "Ok" button from the message box, the worm shows a picture of Monopoly game boad with picture of Bill Gates.

Then VBS/Monopoly attempts to mass mail itself to each recipient defined in the Outlook address lists. This message looks like the following:


Bill Gates joke
Body: Bill Gates is guilty of monopoly. Here is the proof. :-)
Attachment: MONOPOLY.VBS

Finally it collects the following system information:

- Date and time

 - Windows registered user name, organization and version number

 - Computer name

 - DVD region code

 - Country and area codes

 - Internet Explorer language code

 - Internet Explorer home page

 - All entries from address books defined in Outlook

 - All ICQ/UIN files 	 	

This information is sent to the following addesses:






When the worm has been executed, it creates a registry key


and sets the value of it to "True", so the worm will no be executed again in the same machine.