W95.Fix2001


Aliases: I-Worm.Fix2001 
Variants: W32/Fix.12288@M 

Classification: Malware
Category: Computer Worm

Status: Active & Spreading
Spreading: Fast
Geographical info: Asia, North and South America, and some parts of Europe and Australia
Removal: Hard
Platform: W32
Discovered: 14 Sep 1999
Damage: high

Characteristics: This a virus-worm that is spreading through the internet. It install itself then hooks the access of the Internet Windows function.

More details about W95.Fix2001

Once the W95.Fix2001 was executed, this worm will appear as the file “Fix20001.Exe” that was attached to the message of an email. The message that appears has a subject of “Internet problem year 2000”. In addition, the message may be written in to two language, either English or Spanish. An instance of the message is the “Estimado Cliente: Rogamos actualizar y/o verificar su Sistema Operativo para el.

The message that appear in English “Internet Customer: We will be glad if you verify your Operative System(s) before Year 2000 to avoid problems with your Internet Connections. If you are a Windows 95 / 98 user, you can check your system using the Fix2001 application that is attached to this E Mail or downloading it from Microsoft (C) WEB Site: HTTP://WWW.MICROSOFT.COM If you are using another Operative System, please don't wait until Year 2000, ask your OS Technical Support. Thanks. Administrator. The W95.Fix2001 contains also strings that are generally used to create and then launch attached data in the message of an email.