A new variant of the Yaha virus family was found on Tuesday the 31st of December, 2002. This version, also known as Yerh, is a massmailer - like the others.
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The naming of the variants in the Yaha family is a total mess. There seems to be no consensus for the variant letters and various anti-virus companies are coming up with new naming conventions and random new names for this virus. Sorry for that.
To block the virus, strip attachments ending with .SCR and .EXE and .COM at your firewall.
The new Yaha.M worm is very close to Yaha.K worm variant. It looks like the Yaha.K variant was a test-drive version of the worm and then its creators released a tested version with very minor modifications, that was classified as Yaha.M.
The new variant is packed with UPX file compressor. The packed file size is a bit over 34 kilobytes, the unpacked file size is over 77 kilobytes.
When run, the worm installs itself to system by copying its file to Windows System directory 3 times with the following names:
Then the worm creates a startup key for WinServices.exe file in System Registry:
The %WinSysDir% represents Windows System directory name. Also the worm modifies the default EXE file startup key:
The worm creates several threads that refresh its Registry keys and continuously restore worm's files if they are deleted from a hard drive. One of the threads kills processes with the following names:
The worm looks for email addresses in Windows Address Book, cache folders of NET and MSN messengers and in Yahoo Messenger profile folders.
Then the worm sends itself to all found email addresses. The worm composes several different types of emails. In those messages subjects, bodies and attachment names are correlated.
A subject of an infected email can be one of the following:
An infected attachment name can be one of the following:
An infected message body can contain one of the following:
Hello, The attached product is send as a part of our official campaign for the popularity of our product. You have been chosen to try a free fully functional sample of our product.If you are satified then you can send it to your friends. All you have to do is to install the software and register an account with us using the links provided in the software. Then send this software to your friends using your account ID and for each person who registers with us through your account, we will pay you $1.5.Once your account reaches the limit of $50, your payment will be send to your registration address by check or draft. Please note that the registration process is completely free which means by participating in this program you will only gain without loosing anything. Best Regards, Admin or Klez.H is the most common world-wide spreading worm.It's very dangerous by corrupting your files. Because of its very smart stealth and anti-anti-virus technic,most common AV software can't detect or clean it. We developed this free immunity tool to defeat the malicious virus. You only need to run this tool once,and then Klez will never come into your PC or Hello, Looking for some Hardcore mind boggling action ? Install the attached browser software and browse across millions of paid hardcore sex sites for free. Using the software you can safely and easily browse across most of the hardcore XXX paid sites across the internet for free. Using it you can also clean all traces of your web browsing from your computer. Note:The attached browser software is made exclusivley for demo only. You can use the software for a limited time of 35 days after which you have to register it at our official website for its furthur use. Regards, Admin. or Hello, I just came across your email ID while searching in the Yahoo profiles. Actually I want a true friend 4 life with whom I can share my everything. So if you are interested in being my friend 4 life then mail me. If you wanna know about me, attached is my profile along with some of my pics. You can check and if you like it then do mail me. I will be waiting for your mail. Best Wishes Your Friend.. or <<<<<>>>>><<<<<>>>>><<<<<>>>>><<<<<>>>>><<<<<>>>>><<<<<>>>>> This email is never sent unsolicited. If you receive this email then it is because you have subscribed to the official newsletter at the KOF ONLINE website. King Of Fighters is one of the greatest action game ever made. Now after the mind boggling sucess of KOF 2001 SNK proudly presents to you KOF 2002 with 4 new charecters. Even though we need no publicity for our product but this time we have decided to give away a fully functional trial version of KOF 2002. So check out the attached trial version of KOF 2002 and register at our official website to get a free copy of KOF2002 original version Best Regards, Admin,KOF ONLINE.. ><<<<<>>>>><<<<<>>>>><<<<<>>>>><<<<<>>>>><<<<<>>>>><<<<<>>>>>
Also the worm can compose emails with the following subjects:
The composed emails can have worm's attachments with one of the following names:
The composed email body can be one of the following:
hey did u always dreamnt of hacking ur friends hotmail account.. finally i got a hotmail hack from the internet that really works.. ur my best friend thats why sending to u.. check it..just run it..enter victim's address and u will get the pass. or hi, check the attached love screensaver and feel the fragrance of true love.. or Hi, check the attached screensaver.. its really wonderfool.. i got it from freescreensavers.com or Hi, check ur friends circle using the attached friendship screensaver.. check the attached screensaver and if u like it send it to all those you consider to be true friends... if it comes back to you then you will know that you have a circle of friends.. or Hi, check the attached screensaver and enjoy the world of friendship.. or Hi, are u in a rocking mood... check the attached scrennsaver and start shaking.. or Hi, Check the attached screensaver.. or Hi, Are you lonely ??.. check the attached screensaver and forget the pain of loneliness or Hi, Looking for online pals.. check the attached friend finder software.. or Hi, sending you a screensaver.. check it and let me know how it is... or Hi, Check the attached screensaver and feel the fragrance of true love... or Hey, I just got this wonderfull screensaver from freescreensaver.com.. Just check it out and let me know how it is.. or Hi, I just came across it.. check out.. ===================================================================== Are you one of those unfortunate human beings who are desperately looking for friends.. but still not getting true friends with whom you can share your everything.. anyway you wont feel down any more cause GC Chat Network has brought up a global chat and online match making system using its own GC Messenger. Attached is the fully functional free version of GC Instant Messenger and Match Making client.. Just install, register an account with us and find thousands of online pals all over the world.. You can also search for friends by specific country,city,region etc. Regards Admin, GC Global Chat Network System.. or Hi, So you think you are in love.. is it true love ? you may think right now that you are in true love but it is certainly possible that it is nothing but a mere infatuation to you.. anyway to know yourself better than you have ever known check the attached screensaver and feel the fragrance of true love.. or Hey pal, you know friendship is like a business... to get something you need to give something.. though its not that harsh as business but to get love and care from your friends you need to give love,care and respect to your friends.. right check the attached screensaver and you will learn how to make your friends happy.. or Hi, Its quite obvious that in our life we have numerous friends but.. BUT Best Friend can only be ONE.. right so can you decide who is your best friend i guess not.. cause mostly you will find that your best friend wont care about u like somebody else.. anyway i found one way to find who is my best friend.. check it.. just check the attached screensaver.. answer some questions in it and also ask your best friend to answer the questions.. ..then you will know more about him.. or Hey pal, wanna have some fun in life... feel like life is too boring and monotonous.. check the attached screensaver and bring colours to your black & white life.. :) or Hi, I just came across this funny screensaver.. sending it to u.. hope u like it.. check out and die laughing.. :)
It should be noted that some messages might not be displayed correctly due to typos in the tag that the author uses to separate text lines.
The worm fakes sender's name and email address by substituting it with data that is hard-coded in its body. It should be noted that many names and emails belong to real persons or companies.
Below is the list of senders names that the worm uses:
And that is the list of email addresses that the worm uses to fake the sender's email address in an infected message:
The worm can change the default Internet Explorer startup page to point to one of these sites:
The worm tries to create a DoS (Denial of Service) attack on the infopak.gov.pk website.
The worm also contains an internal text message from its authors. We are not going to show it here as it uses bad language and style.