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|Alias:||ShakiraPics, ShakiraPics_Worm, Shakira|
|Effects: ||It displays a warning message on the screen. It infects files with VBS or VBE extensions. |
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 31, 2002|
VBSWG.AQ is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message which claims to contain pictures of the famous singer Shakira. This makes it very easy to recognize.
The worm spreads rapidly using the following means of transmission:
- E-mail messages with the subject Shakira's Pictures, which includes an attached file called SHAKIRAPICS.JPG.VBS.
- By automatically sending the SHAKIRAPICS.JPG.VBS file via IRC (chat).
VBSWG.AQ is considered a moderate threat as its main purpose is to spread to other computers and only has the following effects: it displays the You have been infected by the ShakiraPics Worm warning text on the screen and infects files with VBS and VBE extensions.
A clear indication that you have received VBSWG.AQ is a message with the subject Shakira's Pictures and the following attached file: SHAKIRAPICS.JPG.VBS.
When the SHAKIRAPICS.JPG.VBS file is run, the worm activates and the following warning text is displayed on the screen: