Category: Computer Worm
Active & Spreading
Asia, North and South America, and some parts of Europe and Australia
22 Apr 2006
The [email protected]
is a mass mailing worm that lessens the computer's security settings.
If you have Malware on your computer it will cause annoyances and will damage your system. You should either:
A. Manually remove the infected files from your computer, or
B. Automatically scan your system using trusted software
We recommend that you scan your system for malware. Our partner has a computer worm removal tool to automatically clean [email protected]
from your computer.
When the [email protected]
threat is launched, it duplicates itself as the files “%Windir%\j[RANDOM].exe”, “%Windir%\o[RANDOM].exe”, “%Windir%\_default[RANDOM].pif”, “%System%\c_[RANDOM]k.com”, and “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\jalak-93[RANDOM]15-bali.com”. The worm then changes the name “%System%\msvbvm60.dll” to “%System%\msvbvm60.dll.[RANDOM]”. After that, the worm makes the file “C:\Baca Bro!!!.txt” as a marker of infection. Then, the worm creates the folders “%System%\s87[RANDOM]”, “%Windir%\ad[RANDOM]”, and “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\dv6[RANDOM]0x”. The worm then duplicates itself into the folders above as one or more of the following files: “c.bron.tok.txt”, “getdomlist.txt”, “csrss.exe”, “lsass.exe”, “services.exe”, and “smss.exe”.
The [email protected]
program may also gather email addresses stored on computer’s hard disk. The program will automatically send itself through email by directly connecting to the recipient's Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server. An unsuspecting user typically installs the [email protected]
program by unintentionally opening an email attachment or message containing executable scripts. The program replicates itself on the user's system until the time that it does take up all the available memory on the computer. This may cause the system to slow down. It may even cause the system to crash. The [email protected]
worm also consumes the hard disk’s available space and this will restrict the user from saving or creating new files.