|VIRUS NAME: W32/MyLife.e@MM
Internet Worm Characteristics
This mass-mailing worm, written in Visual Basic 6, uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself to all addresses in the Outlook Address book and addresses on the MSN Messenger contact list. It arrives in an email containing the following information:
Subject: sexxxyyy Screen Saver
The attachment is a UPX packed PE file. When executed on the local machine, a message box of "error" is displayed whilst the worm copies itself to the System folder, and uses Outlook to propagate itself to all address found in the Outlook Address book and addresses on the MSN Messenger contact list.
The following registry key is added to ensure the worm is executed at subsequent system startup:
The second time the worm is run, it attempts to delete the following files:
All *.sys, *.exe, and *.ini files from the WINDOWS directory
All *.sys, and *.vxd files from the SYSTEM directory.
The worm also sends a message with the following information:
Subject: New Screen Saver
Body: New NeverHood buy
Presence of the file Screen.scr (11,776 bytes) in the Windows System directory.
Method Of Infection
When executed, the worm propagates itself to all addresses found in the Outlook Address book and addresses on the MSN Messenger contact list, using Microsoft Outlook. The worm copies itself to the System folder, modifying the Registry to run this copy at subsequent startup.