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VBSWG.AQ

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VBSWG.AQ
Technical name:VBS/VBSWG.AQ
Threat level:Low
Alias:ShakiraPics, ShakiraPics_Worm, Shakira
Type:Worm
Effects:  It displays a warning message on the screen. It infects files with VBS or VBE extensions.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 31, 2002
StatisticsNo
Family:VBSWG

Brief Description 

    

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.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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: