Threat Description

Worm:?VBS/Mawanella

Details

Aliases: Email-Worm.VBS.Mawanella, VBS.Mawanella.A@mm
Category: Malware
Type: Worm
Platform: VBS

Summary


A standalone malicious program which uses computer or network resources to make complete copies of itself.



Removal


Automatic action

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Technical Details


Worm:VBS/VBSWG.Z@mm is an encrypted e-mail worm that displays a text message when executed.Information about the original VBS/Onthefly.A (also known as I-Worm.Lee.o and VBS/VBSWG) is available in the Worm:VBS/Onthefly description.

Installation

VBSWG.Z worm propagates in e-mail messages with the following characteristics:

  • Subject: Mawanella
  • Body: Mawanella is one of the Sri Lanka's Muslim Village
  • Attachment: Mawanella.vbs

When the attached file is executed, the worm mass mails itself to each recipient in every address book and shows the following messagebox:





Description Created: 2010-08-05 09:26:47.0

Description Last Modified: 2010-08-05 09:38:38.0


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