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|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2002|
JS/Coolsites.A@mm is a worm written in Java Script, that exploits a security hole found in Microsoft VM affecting several versions of MS IExplorer (4.x and 5.x SP1). The worm, which uses e-mail to propagate, is not included in any attachments, but tricks the user into visiting a web page, which will trigger the viral code.
The worm empties MS Outlook's Sent Items tray in order to conceal its activities.
JS/Coolsites.A@mm also replaces Internet Explorer's start page with a web page with pornographic contents (located in the domain http://balder.prohosting.com - user name: mic124).