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MyLife

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MyLife
Technical name:W32/Mylife
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Mylife.A, W32.MyLife@mm, I-Worm MyLife, Caric, Cari
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It deletes files with EXE, COM, VXD, DLL and SYS extensions. It displays an image on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:June 4, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Family:Mylife

Brief Description 

    

MyLife is a worm that spreads through an e-mail message with the subject my life ohhhhhhhhhhhhh and an attached file called MY LIFE.SCR.

The message text tricks users into opening the attachment by making them believe that it contains a photograph. However, on doing so, not only is the photograph displayed, but also the virus is run, which deletes files with EXE,COM,VXD,DLL and SYS extensions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that MyLife has reached your computer is a message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    my life ohhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • Message:
    Hiiiii
    How are youuuuuuuu?
    look to the digital picture it's my love
    vvvery verrrry ffffunny :-)
    my life = my car
    my car = my house
  • Attachments:
    MY LIFE.SCR

When the attachment MY LIFE.SCR is run, MyLife displays the following image on screen: