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VBSWG.J

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VBSWG.J
Technical name:VBS/VBSWG.J
Threat level:Low
Alias:Kournikova, VBS/SST.A, I-Worm/Lee.O, ANNAKOURNIKOVA, Kournikova, VBS/STA.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects other computers and attempts to access a website on January 26.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Jan. 23, 2003
StatisticsNo
Repair utility:Panda QuickRemover

Brief Description 

    

VBSWG.J is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message, which claims to contain pictures of the famous tennis player Anna Kournikova. This makes it very easy to recognize.

The worm spreads rapidly using the following means of transmission:

  • E-mail messages with the subject Here you have, ;o), which includes an attached file called ANNAKOURNIKOVA.JPG.VBS.
  • By automatically sending the ANNAKOURNIKOVA.JPG.VBS file via IRC (chat).

VBSWG.J is considered a low threat as its main purpose is to spread to other computers and only has the following effects: it attempts to access a website on January 26.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received VBSWG.J is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    Here you have, ;o)
  • Message:
    Hi:Check This!
  • Attachment:
    ANNAKOURNIKOVA.JPG.VBS.