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Tavo

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Tavo
Technical name:VBS/Tavo
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It deletes the files in the folder My Documents, adds a text in text documents on the system and displays messages on screen.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 16, 2003
Detection updated on:July 12, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Tavo ia a worm which is very easy to identify, as it always reaches computers in an e-mail message with the following subject: Saludos and the following attachment: IESRACK.VBS.

When the infection has been carried out, Tavo sends itself out to all the contacts in Outlook’s Address Book. Although Tavo usually spreads via e-mail, it can also reach computers in an infected floppy disk.

Tavo carries out different actions depending on the system’s date:

  • It displays a message on screen on the 11th of every month.
  • On December 1st, it deletes all the files in the folder My Documents.
  • On the 9th of every month, it adds a text in all the text files on the system. This text is the following:  Danger!... I'm New FeLiNo GZ.LyoN.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Tavo is very easy to identify, as it reaches computers in an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    Saludos.
  • Message:
    Hola
    Aquí le adjunto mi Currículum Vitae--- Gracias.
  • Attachment:
    IESRACK.VBS

When the infection has been carried out, Tavo is easy to identify, as it displays the following message on screen on the 11th of every month: