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Menace

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Menace
Technical name:VBS/Menace
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  It sends information about the affected computer via e-mail.

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Menace is a worm that is very easy to identify, as it always reaches computers in an e-mail message with the following attachment: SOFUNNY.EXE.

When it is run, Menace tricks the user into believing that an error has occurred. However, at that moment, it goes memory resident and starts sending out data from the affected computer via e-mail, probably to the attacker.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Menace is easy to identify, as:

  • It reaches computers in an e-mail message with the attachment SOFUNNY.EXE and one of these subjects:

Fwd: This is great! =) or

Fwd: This is hilarious! =)

  • When it is run, the worm displays a message with the following characteristics:

Title: Fatal Error #6834

Text: An unknown error has occurred.