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Buffy.D

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Buffy.D
Technical name:W32/Buffy.D
Threat level:Low
Alias:I-Worm/Buffy.D
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It displays a text and a window with a message when the computer is restarted.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Jan. 21, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Buffy.D is a worm that spreads through the IRC chat application.

Buffy.D does not have any destructive effects: it just displays a text on screen as well as a warning message whenever the computer is restarted.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Buffy.D is very easy to recognize, as it displays the following text on screen whenever the computer is restarted:

We like to talk big. Vampires do. 'I'm going to destroy the world.'
That's just tough guy talk. Strutting around with your friends
over a pint of blood. The truth is, I like this world. You've got...
dog racing, Manchester United. And you've got people. Billions of people
walking around like Happy Meals with legs. It's all right here. But then
someone comes along with a vision. With a real... passion for destruction.
Angel could pull it off. Goodbye, Picadilly. Farewell, Leicester Bloody Square. You know what I'm saying?

Buffy.D also displays the message below: