South Park

Classification

Malware

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South Park

Summary

South Park is an email chain letter which spreads itself in a German language email 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.

Removal

Automatic action

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Technical Details

emails 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:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Windll=c:\winguard.exe

F-Secure does not have direct reports of South Park being in the wild.