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Haptime.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Haptime.B
Technical name:VBS/Haptime.B
Threat level:Low
Alias:VBS/Help.B, VBS/HappyTime.B, VBS_HappyTime.B
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies and deletes files

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Jan. 4, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Haptime.B is a worm that spreads through the Outlook Express e-mail program and computer networks.

It is easy to get infected with this worm, as it activates:

  • Automatically upon viewing the e-mail through Outlook’s Preview pane or when the message is opened.
  • On sharing infected files in local hard disks or those shared in a network.

Haptime.B is not a highly dangerous virus, but it has destructive effects: it modifies and eliminates certain files.

Visible Symptoms 

    

The only indication that Haptime.B has reached your computer is the fact that some files are missing of have been modified for no apparent reason.