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|Alias:||LifeStages,, VBS/Life_Stages, VBS.Stages.Worm, VBS/Stages.A-mm|
It deletes the Windows Registry editor.
|First detected on:||May 18, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||June 16, 2009|
ShellScrap.Worm is a worm that uses several means of transmission, so it is very esay to get affected by it:
- E-mail message with an attached file called LIFE_STAGES.TXT.SHS.
- Automatically sending the file LIFE_STAGES.TXT.SHS via chat channels.
- Affected files that can be accessed from a computer network.
ShellScrap.Worm is considered dangerous because when the user runs the affected file, the worm modifies the Windows Registry and even deletes the editor REGEDIT.EXE.
ShellScrap.Worm is easy to recognize when it spreads via e-mail, as it reaches the computer in a message with the following characteristics:
- Subject: one of the following:
Fw: Life Stages text.
Fw: Funny text.
Fw: Jokes text.
Life Stages text.
Fw: Life Stages
The male and female stages of life