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MyLife.E

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MyLife.E
Technical name:W32/Mylife.E
Threat level:Low
Alias:WORM_MYLIFE.E
Type:Worm
Effects:  It deletes files in the root directory of the disk drives C:, D:, E:, F:, G: and displays two windows on screen.

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

Brief Description 

    

MyLife.E is a worm that spreads through an e-mail message with the subject sexxxyyy 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 files in the root directory of the following disk drives: C:, D:, E:, F: and G:.
  • It deletes all the files in the directory C:\MY DOCUMENTS and all its subdirectories.
  • It deletes all files with a SYS, EXE or INI extension in the Windows directory and all files with a SYS or VXD extension in the Windows system directory.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

  • Subject:
    xxyyy Screen Saver
  • Message:
    Hiiiii
    How are youuuuuuuu?
    look to the New Screen Saver it's vvvery verrrry ffffunny :-) :-)
    i promise you will love it? ok
     buyyyy

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


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

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

When MyLife.E has performed all its actions, it displays a window with the title LoOoOoL and the text My Life.C.