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Music.E

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Music.E
Technical name:W32/Music.E
Threat level:Low
Alias:Music, Music.A, I-Worm/Music.A, I-Worm/Music.E
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  It shows Christmas greetings on the screen. It plays the tune We wish you a Merry Christmas tune. It updates itself via the Internet.

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Music.E is a worm that is easy to recognize as it shows Christmas greetings messages on the affected computer’s screen.

It reaches computers in a file called MUSIC (with EXE, COM or ZIP extension) attached to an e-mail message with the following text:   Hi, just testing email using Merry Christmas Music file, you'll like it.

Music.E is not a dangerous worm as it does not have any destructive effects:

  • It displays several images on screen. 
  • It plays the We wish you a Merry Christmas tune.
  • It updates itself via the Internet.

Music.E sends itself out automatically to every address found in the Address Book.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The first symptom of Music.E is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Message: any of the following two texts:
    Hi, just testing email using Merry Christmas Music file, you'll like it.

    Hi, just testing email using Merry Christmas Music file, not bad Music.
  • Attachments: Any of the following:
    MUSIC.EXE
    MUSIC.COM
    MUSIC.ZIP

    The three of them are actually the SYSMCM.EXE file, whose name is changed by Music.E when it sends it out.

When the attached file is run, Music.E activates, the following symptoms of infection are shown:

  • The We wish you a Merry Christmas tune is played though the computer’s loudspeakers.
  • The following image is displayed on the screen:

  • When the song finishes, another window is displayed: