Valcard

Classification

Malware

Worm

W32

Valcard, I-Worm.Valcard

Summary

Valcard is a mass-mailing worm. It is written in Visual Basic and is packed with UPX file compressor. The worm disguises itself as Macromedia Flash player, it is supposed to play a sound file and show a cute image (this functionality sometimes fails due to a bug in worm's code).

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

The worm spreads itself in email with different subjects and bodies and an attachment named 'ValentineCard.exe'. The worm collects email addresses from Outlook Address Book and sends itself to all these addresses.

Valcard worm installs itself to system as 'ValentineCard.exe' and modifies Windows Registry to be run in all Windows sessions. On Thursdays the worm is supposed to extract and show a strange JPG image, but this fails due to a bug as the worm extracts sound file data into a picture file.