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|Alias:||Happy Time,, Happytime.A, VBS/HappyTime.A, VBS/Haptime.A, Happytime, VBS/Haptime@mm, VBS/HappyTime, VBS_HappyTime.A|
|Effects: ||It modifies and deletes files.|
|First detected on:||April 26, 2001|
|Detection updated on:||June 25, 2009|
Help is a worm that spreads through the Outlook Expresse-mail program and computer networks.
It is easy to get infected by this worm, as it activates:
- Automatically when viewing the e-mail through Outlook’s Preview Pane or when the message is opened.
- On sharing infected files in local hard disks or those shared in a network.
Help is not a highly dangerous virus, but it does have destructive effects: it modifies and eliminates certain files.
The only indication that Help has reached your computer is the fact that some files are missing or have been modified for no apparent reason.