South Park is an e-mail chain letter which spreads itself in a German language e-mail message as an attachment called South Park.exe.This virus was found in May, 2000. It is not particularily widespread and it is believed that it will not be a big risk for the general public. This virus does not do anything directly destructive.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
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E-mails sent by the virus look like this:
From: name-of-the-infected-used To: random-name-from-outlook-address-book Subject: Servus Alter! Hier ist das Spiel, das du unbedingt wolltest!;-) Attachment: South Park.exe
Texts are German and mean: "Hi there! Here's the game you we're looking for!" The virus copies itself to a file called c:\winguard.exe and registers itself to run on each system start with this registry key:
F-Secure does not have direct reports of South Park being in the wild.
Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure