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Loveletter.C

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Loveletter.C
Technical name:VBS/LoveLetter.C
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Very Funny, I love you
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It overwrites files in the affected computer and steals confidential user information.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 26, 2003
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:PHILIPPINES
Family:LOVELETTER (I LOVE YOU)

Brief Description 

    

Loveletter.C is a worm that arrives in a message that aims to trick users into thinking they have received a love letter. Whenever Loveletter.C affects a computer, it automatically sends itself out to all the contacts in the Address Book.

In addition, Loveletter.C deletes the content of files with VBS, VBE, JS, JSE, CSS, WSH, SCT, HTA, JPG, JPEG, MP3 and MP2 extensions.

Loveletter.C steals confidential information from the affected computer and sends it to its author. This could have particularly serious consequences for corporate networks.

Loveletter.C spreads via e-mail in a message with the attached file VERY FUNNY.VBS and by sending an e-mail message through IRC with the attached file VERY FUNNY.HTM.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Loveletter.C is easy to recognize when it spreads via e-mail, as it reaches the computer in a message with the following characcteristics:

  • Subject:
    fwd: Joke
  • Attachments:
    VERY FUNNY.VBS