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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Vote.B

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Vote.B
Technical name:VBS/Vote.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:  

It formats the C: drive, drops a Trojan in the system and overwrites files with an HTM or HTML extension. It also changes the home page in Internet Explorer. It tries to delete antivirus programs.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Vote.B is a worm with destructive effects that formats the C: drive, this is, it deletes all the files.

Additionally, Vote.B overwrites all the files with an HTM and HTML extension.

This worm changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer to a web page from which a password stealer type Trojan detected as Trj/PSW.Barrio.50 is downloaded. By doing so, when the user runs Internet Explorer, this Trojan will be automatically downloaded.

Vote.B spreads via email, in a message with the subject Fwd: This War Must Be Done ! and an attached file called ANTI_TERRORISM.EXE.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Vote.B displays the following messages on screen:

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