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MyLife.D

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MyLife.D
Technical name:W32/Mylife.D
Threat level:Low
Alias:WORM_MYLIFE.D
Type:Worm
Effects:  It deletes all the files on the hard drive C:. It deletes all files with SYS and VXD extensions in the Windows directory and in the Windows system directory.

Detection updated on:April 8, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VBS

Brief Description 

    

MyLife.D is a worm that spreads through an e-mail message with the subject New Screen Saver and an attached file called SCREEN.SCR.

The message text tricks users into opening the attachment by making them believe that it contains a funny screensaver. However, on doing so, an error message is displayed on screen and the worm is run. It has the following effects:

  • It deletes the content of the hard disk C:.
  • It deletes the files with SYS and VXD extensions in the Windows directory and the Windows system directory.
  • It displays an error message on screen.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

  • Subject:
    New Screen Saver
  • Message:
    Hiii
    How are youu!!?
    look to the New Screen Saver it’s vvvery verrrry ffffunny :-) :-)
    i promise you will love it? Ok
    buy

    ========No Viruse Found========
    MCAFEE.COM


    The message can also be: New NeverHood buy.
  • Attachments:
    SCREEN.SCR

When the attachment SCREEN.SCR is run, MyLife.D displays the following error message: