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Chick.E

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Chick.E
Technical name:VBS/Chick.E
Threat level:Low
Alias:Worm/Brit.E, VBS/Chick.e@MM, VBS.Chick.E@mm, I-Worm.Brit.e, Worm/BritneyPic.E, VBS.Breetnee.E, Bill loves Laura, ILOVEYOULAURA, Laura
Type:Virus
Effects:  It displays several windows. If it spreads massively, it can affect the functioning of networks.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:July 12, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:CHICK

Brief Description 

    

Chick.E is a worm that is easy to recognize because it refers to an alleged song about Microsoft’s chairman, Bill Gates.

It spreads rapidly using the following means of transmission:

  • E-mail messages with the subject FWD: Nuevo Mp3 de Bill gates!, which include an attached file called ILOVEYOULAURA.CHM.
  • By automatically sending the ILOVEYOULAURA.CHM file via IRC.

The message text entices the user to open the ILOVEYOULAURA.CHM file by claiming that it contains a song referring to Bill Gates. When the file is opened, however, a window is displayed, which informs the user that ActiveX controls must be enabled. If the user clicks on the Yesbutton in this window Chick.E activates.

Chick.E is not considered dangerous, as its only aim is to spread to other computers. However mass mailing of this virus could cause infected e-mail accounts and IRC chat channels to collapse.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received Chick.E is a message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    FWD: Nuevo Mp3 de Bill gates!
  • Message:
    Hola
    He escuchado la cancion de Bill gates
    y me dio mucha risa.
    es mejor que se quede con la informatica
    porque con la musica ni por el putas
    Escuchala para que tu tambien compartas este sentimiento.
    Disfrutalo.
  • Attachments:
    ILOVEYOULAURA.CHM

Another warning sign is a file called ILOVEYOULAURA.CHM sentthrough IRC.

When the ILOVEYOULAURA.CHM file is run, a window is displayed that informs the user that ActiveX controls must be enabled in order to listen to a song about Bill Gates. Click here to view this window, as well as others that Chick.E displays after infection.