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Way

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Way
Technical name:BAT/Way
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  It deletes the content of system files and deletes files belonging to antivirus programs.

Detection updated on:June 28, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Way is a worm that spreads quickly through e-mail and IRC (chat). Its effects are considered dangerous, as it can delete the content of the system files and certain antivirus program files, if they are installed.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Way is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
     Which pub in Singapore is the best in the world?
  • Message:
    Read me to find out!!!!
  • Attachments:
    README.TXT.VBS

In addition, once it has carried out its actions, Way displays an MS-DOS window containing the following text:
ChinaBlack rulez in Singapore!!!