VBSWG.AQ

Threat description

Details

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

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


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