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Gibe.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Gibe.B
Technical name:W32/Gibe.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It doesn't have any destructive effects. It displays a message on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Feb. 26, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Gibe.B is a worm whose effects are more annoying than damaging, which spreads rapidly through various means: e-mail, the file-sharing program KaZaA, IRC chat channels and shared network drives.

In order to carry out its infection, Gibe.B exploits two vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (Exploit IFRAME and Incorrect MIME Header). If Gibe.B reaches computers via e-mail, the computer will become infected by simply viewing the message carrying the worm through Outlook's Preview Pane.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Gibe.B is easy to recognize, as when the worm is run for the first time, it displays the following message in order to try to confuse the user of the affected computer:
This product is protected by copyright laws and international
copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and
treaties.

ALL MICROSOFT PRODUCTS AND RELATED DOCUMENTS ARE
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