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|Alias:||JenniferLopez_Naked, I love you|
|Effects: ||It overwrites files and drops the Chernobyl virus in infected computers.|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
Loveletter.CM is a worm that uses a supposed photograph of the singer Jennifer López as bait for carrying out its infection.
It spread very rapidly through an e-mail message with an attachment called JENNINFERLOPEZ_NAKED.JPG.VBS.
Whenever Loveletter.CM infects a computer, it sends itself to all of the contacts in the Address Book.
This virus has very damaging effects:
- It deletes the content of all files with VBS, VBE, JS, JSE, CSS, WSH, SCT, HTA, JPG, JPEG, MP3 and MP2 extensions.
- It drops another virus with very destructive effects: Chernobyl.
A clear indication that you have received Loveletter.CM is an e-mail with the following characteristics :