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Vote.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Vote.B
Technical name:W32/Vote.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  It formats the c: drive, drops a Trojan in the system and overwrites files with a HTM or HTML extension. It also changes the home page in Internet Explorer. It tries to delete antivirus programs.

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Vote.B is a worm that spreads in a file called ANTI_TERRORISM.EXE attached to an e-mail message with the subject Fwd: This War Must Be Done !.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Vote.B displays the following message on screen:

If the user clicks on the OK button in this window, the worm shuts down the computer.